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Debian GNU/Linux

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 29000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. Read more...

The latest stable release of Debian is 6.0. The last update to this release was made on February 6th, 2011. Read more about available versions of Debian.

Getting Started


[09 Feb 2011] Debian Archive Signing Key to be changed
[06 Feb 2011] New look for Debian's websites
[06 Feb 2011] Debian 6.0 Squeeze released
[26 Jan 2011] Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs
[24 Jan 2011] Debian derivatives census
[22 Jan 2011] Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released

For older news items see the News Page. If you would like to receive mail whenever new Debian news comes out, subscribe to the debian-announce mailing list.

Security Advisories

[10 Feb 2011] DSA-2159 vlc - missing input sanitising
[09 Feb 2011] DSA-2158 cgiirc - cross-site scripting
[03 Feb 2011] DSA-2157 postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.0 - buffer overflow
[31 Jan 2011] DSA-2156 pcscd - buffer overflow
[30 Jan 2011] DSA-2155 freetype - several vulnerabilities
[30 Jan 2011] DSA-2154 exim4 - privilege escalation
[30 Jan 2011] DSA-2153 linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak
[27 Jan 2011] DSA-2152 hplip - buffer overflow
[26 Jan 2011] DSA-2151 - several vulnerabilities
[22 Jan 2011] DSA-2150 request-tracker3.6 - unsalted password hashing

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