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Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software.

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Overview

Debian
Company / developer Debian Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Production
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 16 August 1993 (1993-08-16)
Language(s) 63 languages[1]
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg package manager
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, S390, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop, Xfce and LXDE
License Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and others[2]
Official website www.debian.org

Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software especially under the GNU General Public License and other free software licenses.[3] The primary form, Debian GNU/Linux, which uses the Linux kernel and GNU OS tools,[4] is a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution.[5] It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies[6] as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes.[7] Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions.

Target

Debian Etch v4 i386 and x86_64 LIO builds are available from the Debian repository.

The Debian binary package names are target-utils and target-modules for binary packages. target-source requires module-assistant to build the kernel module. Building the target-utils source currently requires checking out the code and using dpkg-buildpackage from trunk/target (see README for more information).

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Notes

  1. "Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released". Debian. 2/14/2009. 
  2. "License information". Debian. 
  3. "What Does Free Mean? or What do you mean by Free Software?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  4. "Debian.org - What is Debian?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  5. "Linux Distributions – Facts and Figures". distrowatch.com. 
  6. Debian Social Contract on Debian homepage
  7. "The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ – Definitions and overview". Debian. 

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