Debian GNU/Linux is a particular distribution of the Linux operating system, and numerous packages that run on it. Debian is a Open Source operating system (OS). The Debian Project was created by Ian Murdock in 1993, initially under the sponsorship of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU project. Debian uses the Linux kernel, but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.
Debian runs on almost all personal computers, including most older models. Each new release of Debian generally supports a larger number of computer architectures. Dedian supports all common hardware.
Dedian is a full featured OS wiith more than 15400 packages, precompiled software bundled in a good format for easy installation. Debian provides a tool for this purpose. The list and descriptions of the packages currently available in Debian can be found at any Debian mirror sites. The entire system, or any individual component of it, can be upgraded in place without reformatting, without losing custom configuration files.
Debian is the only major Linux distribution that is being developed cooperatively by many individuals through the Internet, in the same spirit as Linux and other free software. Debian package maintenance system is unique and particularly robust
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