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Debian 6.0 Ready for Prime Time

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 02-07-2011 Print
The Debian Project unveiled Version 6.0 of the open-source Debian operating system.

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).


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