Debian 6.0 Debuts

Feb 08, 2011

Debian 6.0 (code-named Squeeze) released in two flavors: Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.

Announced on Sunday, and two years in the making, Debian 6.0 is now available and features the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments and is compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and more.

Debian GNU/Linux supports a total of nice architectures which include: 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (i386), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Sun/Oracle SPARC (sparc), MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian)), Intel Itanium (ia64), IBM S/390 (s390), and ARM EABI (armel).

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD supports the 32-bit PC (kfreebsd-i386) and the 64-bit PC (kfreebsd-amd64).

With the release of "Squeeze", Debian renames its "Custom Debian Distributions" to Debian Pure Blends and in addition to Debian Edu, Debian Med and Debian Science now adds Debian Accessibility,DebiChem, Debian EzGo, Debian GIS and Debian Multimedia bringing the total number of "pure blends" to eight.

There are several methods that users can download and obtain Debian 6.0. Those methods include: BitTorrent which Debian recommends as the preferred method, jigdo, HTTP, Debian on CDs and more.

More information on this release can be found in the release announcement, the release notes, and on the Debian Website.

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