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Free Software Magazine: Jump to Debian GNU/Linux!

Jan 26, 2006, 02:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arturo Fernández Montoro)

"There are hundreds of GNU/Linux distributions around, each with its strengths and weaknesses. One that stands out from the masses is Debian. It is the only major distribution not developed (or even backed) by commercial vendors, but by a group of volunteers around the world. Its main features are robustness, great software package management, a huge software collection consisting of more than 15,000 pre-compiled packages ready to install and run, and a transparent and always helpful support system based on mailing lists and a bug tracking system.

"But, there is something else that makes Debian special: No other distribution has seen as many offspring distributions as Debian has..."

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