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* [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)
* [http://kanotix.com/info/index.php Kanotix] (Linux boot CD)

Revision as of 19:06, 26 November 2004

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

Description

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

It's strength lies in it's superior package management. With it, it is possibly to update a running system over the internet. Hence it is secure and uptodate without being forced to buy a new version. One can choose between three trees: stable, unstable and testing. So it's up to oneself how stable or experimental ones own system is. Also Debian is available for 12 different hardware platforms.

There are many Distribution that build up on 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
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