Getting started with debian

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Remarks

This section provides an overview of what debian is, and why a developer might want to use it.

It should also mention any large subjects within debian, and link out to the related topics. Since the Documentation for debian is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics.

Versions

VersionRelease date
9.02017-06-17
8.02015-04-25
7.02013-05-04
6.02011-02-06
5.02009-02-14
4.02007-04-08

Glossary

Area

The term used in Debian Policy for the main, contrib, and non-free divisions.

Architecture

The type of system a piece of software is built for.

Such as amd64, i386, armel, s390x, powerpc, armhf, mips, AArch64, POWER.

Binary package

An installable .deb file

Source package

A unit of upstream software (with a single build system)

Suite

A repository holding one particular "branch" of Debian's development process.

Such as unstable, testing, stable, oldstable.

Installation and Setup

Description of the installation process :

Each architecture has his own installation guide :

Download an iso image of the Debian distribution (stable release):

Use the graphical installer :

Debian testing:

Debian testing is the current development state of the next stable Debian distribution

Download

The ISOs images can be downloaded from the official website : Debian-testing ISOs

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