Debian 6.0 Squeeze released

Debian 6.0 Squeeze released

Post by Robin T Co » Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:04:19

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to
present its new stable version 6.0 (code name Squeeze). Debian 6.0 is a free
operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside
Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a
technology preview.

Debian 6.0 includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the GNOME,
Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments as well as all kinds of server
applications. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software
developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

Debian runs on computers ranging from palmtops and handheld systems to
supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total of nine
architectures are supported by Debian GNU/Linux: 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

Debian 6.0 Squeeze introduces technical previews of two new ports to the
kernel of the FreeBSD project using the known Debian/GNU userland: Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD for the 32-bit PC (kfreebsd-i386) and the 64-bit PC (kfreebsd-
amd64). These ports are the first ones ever to be included in a Debian
release which are not based on the Linux kernel. The support of common
server software is strong and combines the existing features of Linux-based
Debian versions with the unique features known from the BSD world.

Big Brother is watching ... so are we