Debian was first announced on 16 August 1993 by Ian Murdock and till now it has 14 releases and more than 25000 packages. More information on debian history can found by visiting the link under given: Debian History. The latest stable release of Debian operating system is 5.0 and the team named it lenny. Its completely free and if you like to start using this really nice and marvelous operating system you can get a free copy today and follow the installation instructions to install it on your home or office PC. You can upgrade your previous by visiting the manual pages and if you need to get some help you can get it from the documentation without any problem.
One very important and big news for the professionals that the code for Debian 6.0 release has been frozen and I hope that new release will be available for installation soon. They release team named it squeeze to differentiate from other releases of Debian.
New features of upcoming release are given as under:
- State of the art desktop environments, based on KDE 4.4.5, Gnome 2.30.0, LXDE 0.5.0, XFCE 4.6.2, X.org 7.5, OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 and many other applications.
- Stable and current versions of common server software such as Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1.48, PostgreSQL 8.4.4 and Samba 3.4.
- Modern interpreters and compilers for all common languages such as Python 2.6 and 3.1, Perl 5.10, GHC 6.12 and GCC 4.4.
- DKMS, a framework to generate Linux kernel modules whose sources do not reside in the Linux kernel source tree.
- Dependency-based ordering of init scripts using insserv, allowing parallel execution to shorten the time needed to boot the system.