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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released :)

Posted by Balachandran on April 23, 2007

       Hello folks, back to bloging after a long time. Exams kept me away from this great activity. But now, news to celebrate.. Debian GNu/Linux 4.0 has been released. Or in other words, Debian “etch” has been released after 21 months of development. Debain claims to support 11 architecures and seems have over 18000 installable packages.

Latest versions of all popular software packages such as the K Desktop Environment 3.5.5a (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.14, the Xfce 4.4 desktop environment, the GNUstep desktop 5.2, X.Org 7.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4a, GIMP 2.2.13, Iceweasel (Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3), Icedove (Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5), Iceape (Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.8), PostgreSQL 8.1.8, MySQL 5.0.32, GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.1, Linux kernel version 2.6.18, Apache 2.2.3, Samba 3.0.24, Python 2.4.4 and 2.5, Perl 5.8.8, PHP 4.4.4 and 5.2.0, Asterisk 1.2.13 are also available.

The default desktop is GNOME and is available in the first CD. For the first time, a graphical front end will be used for the installation process. Also, for upgradation processes, the full file will not be downloaded. Onle the diff between the 2 versions will be downloaded and patched.

For more info, please visit Debian’s hompage

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One Response to “Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released :)”

  1. taggy said

    Yeah ! i just started downloading them 🙂 im sure it will be a lot better ,especially with some latest packages in there . have you tries it out ?

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