First announced in 1993, the Debian name was created by combining the
first names of its creator, Ian Murdock with his girlfriend at
the time - Debra Lynn.
Since the release of version 1.1 in 1996, Debian has remained committed to the pursuit of free and open-source software, enabling it to become one of the most popular linux distributions in the world.
Massive Software Repository
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Debian development is focused on continual improvement and rapid bug fixes. Support is easily obtained through popular mailing lists and website forums. With over a thousand volunteers, Debian has the largest open-source community for any software project.
Arguably the best and easiest to use packaging system for Linux, which has more than 50,000 applications available for free.
With support for a wide range of hardware and CPU architectures, you will be hard-pressed to find a device that won’t run Debian.
Servers running on Debian can often run for years without needing a reboot or experiencing a kernel panic, something which is unheard of for users with experience on other platforms.
Debian is a distribution designed for administrators and developers. Many novice users may feel overwhelmed by Debian as it lacks a GUI interface for many key features.
Like other Linux distributions, Debian is not supported by Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other Windows & Mac only software.
Debian is strictly open-source and support for popular media formats such as Flash, audio & video needs to be installed as additional steps.
Due to Debian’s open-source philosophy, it is often necessary to source & install hardware drivers for Debian after installation such as for wi-fi cards, graphics cards and peripherals.