Debian 6.0 Ready for Prime Time

The Debian Project has announced the availability of Debian 6.0, the latest

stable version of the Debian Linux distribution.

Debian 6.0, code-named Squeeze, has been in development for 24 months,

project officials said. The free operating system comes in two flavors: Debian

GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, which has been introduced with this version

as a “technology preview”.

In a new release on the Debian.org site, the Debian community said Debian

6.0 includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and

Applications, the GNOME, Xfce and LXDE desktop environments as well as all

kinds of server applications. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3

and software developed for Version 3.2 of the LSB. The Debian OS runs on

computers ranging from palmtops and handheld systems to supercomputers, and on

nearly everything in between, Debian project officials said.

Moreover, project officials said Debian GNU/Linux supports nine

architectures: 32-bit PC/Intel IA-32 (i386), 64-bit PC/Intel EM64T/x86-64 (amd64),

Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Sun/Oracle

SPARC (sparc), MIPS (mips [big-endian] and mipsel

[little-endian]), Intel Itanium (ia64), IBM

S/390 (s390) and ARM EABI (armel).

For more, read the eWeek article: Debian 6.0 Launched.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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