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Debian 6 Squeeze review � nearly, but not quite...

Mar 31, 2011, 05:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Koen Vervloesem)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Another hallmark of Debian is that it really deserves its name of 'universal operating system'. There are official CD and DVD images for various architectures: amd64, armel, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, sparc, and s390. So if you have an old Mac with a PowerPC processor lying around, you can give it a new life with Debian, or if you want to install a full Linux distro on your NAS with an ARM processor, chances are that Debian supports it. The Squeeze release even has for the first time two non-Linux architectures: kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64, which give you a complete Debian system on top of a FreeBSD 8 kernel, which is nice if you want features like the ZFS file system."

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