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==Description==
 
==Description==
Debian is a high popular [[GNU]]/[[Linux]] [[distributions]]. It is, different from commercial distributions, maintained by the open source community.
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Debian is a highly popular [[GNU]]/[[Linux]] [[distribution]]. 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.
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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 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 ones own system is. Also Debian is available for 12 different hardware platforms.
  
There are many Distribution that build up on Debian, e.g.
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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)

Revision as of 22:22, 14 February 2005

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 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 ones own system is. Also Debian is available for 12 different hardware platforms.

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