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The Debian Project

The Debian ProjectThe Debian Project

"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

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