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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 June 25th, 2011. Read more about available versions of Debian.

Getting Started


[12 Jul 2011] Debian invites you to Debian Day
[09 Jul 2011] Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ now available
[03 Jul 2011] Debian at several conferences
[25 Jun 2011] Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.2 released
[23 Jun 2011] Debian moves to LibreOffice
[17 Jun 2011] New round of Debian IRC Training Sessions

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 Jul 2011] DSA-2277 xml-security-c - stack-based buffer overflow
[10 Jul 2011] DSA-2276 asterisk - multiple denial of service
[07 Jul 2011] DSA-2275 - stack-based buffer overflow
[07 Jul 2011] DSA-2274 wireshark - several vulnerabilities
[06 Jul 2011] DSA-2273 icedove - several vulnerabilities
[05 Jul 2011] DSA-2272 bind9 - denial of service
[02 Jul 2011] DSA-2271 curl - improper delegation of client credentials
[01 Jul 2011] DSA-2270 qemu-kvm - programming error
[01 Jul 2011] DSA-2269 iceape - several vulnerabilities
[01 Jul 2011] DSA-2268 iceweasel - several vulnerabilities
[01 Jul 2011] DSA-2267 perl - restriction bypass

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