"The Universal Operating System"
"Debian is a free operating system (OS)..
uses the Linux kernel.. but most of the
basic OS tools come from the GNU project;
hence the name GNU/Linux"
"an association of individuals who have made
common cause to create a free operating system"
- always at least three releases in active maintenance
the latest officially released distribution of Debian
- version codename Woody
contains packages not yet accepted into Stable, but in the queue
- more recent software versions but no official support
where active development of Debian occurs, "on the edge"
- called sid