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Debian is a highly popular [[GNU]]/[[Linux]] [[distribution]]. It is different from commercial distributions, maintained by the open source community.
 
Debian is a highly popular [[GNU]]/[[Linux]] [[distribution]]. It is different from commercial distributions, maintained by the open source community.
  
Its strength lies in its superior package management. With it, it is possible to update a running system over the internet. Hence it is secure and up-to-date without you being forced to buy a new version. One can choose between three trees: stable, testing and unstable. So it's up to oneself how stable or experimental one's own system is. Also Debian is available for 12 different hardware platforms.
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Its strength lies in its superior package management. With it, it is possible to update a running system over the internet. Hence it is secure and up-to-date without you being forced to buy a new version. One can choose between three trees: stable, testing and unstable. So it's up to oneself how stable or experimental one's own system is. Also Debian is available for 11 different hardware platforms.
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Debian includes a packaged versions of VDR and a selection of popular VDR plugins. See [[:Category:Debian]] for links to further information on installing VDR on Debian
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There are many distributions that build upon Debian, e.g.
 
There are many distributions that build upon Debian, e.g.
 
* [[C't vdr|c't VDR]]
 
* [[C't vdr|c't VDR]]
 
* [http://www.knopper.net Knoppix] (Linux boot CD)
 
* [http://www.knopper.net Knoppix] (Linux boot CD)
* [http://kanotix.com/info/index.php Kanotix] (Linux boot CD)
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* [http://kanotix.com/ Kanotix] (Linux boot CD, '''VDR-1.4.3 + xineliboutput for Budget Systems included''')
 
* [http://www.xandros.com Xandros]
 
* [http://www.xandros.com Xandros]
 
* [http://www.ubuntulinux.org Ubuntu]
 
* [http://www.ubuntulinux.org Ubuntu]

Latest revision as of 00:28, 19 July 2008

http://www.debian.org/Pics/debian.jpg

Description

Debian is a highly popular GNU/Linux distribution. It is different from commercial distributions, maintained by the open source community.

Its strength lies in its superior package management. With it, it is possible to update a running system over the internet. Hence it is secure and up-to-date without you being forced to buy a new version. One can choose between three trees: stable, testing and unstable. So it's up to oneself how stable or experimental one's own system is. Also Debian is available for 11 different hardware platforms.

Info
Info

Debian includes a packaged versions of VDR and a selection of popular VDR plugins. See Category:Debian for links to further information on installing VDR on Debian


There are many distributions that build upon Debian, e.g.

Assets and drawbacks

+ Stable main tree
- Inappropriate for newbies
- Difficult installation
- Partly difficult configuration

Links

[1] http://www.debian.org Debian homepage