Debian

DebianDebian is a GNU/Linux operating system. It probably has the longest release cycle of any distro, but counts rock-solid stability as a key feature.

Origin – Home Page: USA – Debian

Desktop: Gnome (default), KDE, LXDE, and XFCE

Price: Free and Open Source

Reviews: You may read a review of the latest Debian release, Debian 5, here.

Download/Buy:: DVD/CD iso images are available for a range of architectures, including x86, ia64, AMD64, PowerPPC, SPARC, etc. Unlike most other Linux distros, Debian provides – for each supported architecture – just one iso image with which you can install a desktop, server (DNS, Mail, Print, and Web), or laptop-optimized operating system. The iso images are available for download from a download mirror nearest to you.

You may also buy a PC with Debian pre-installed from any of the vendors in this list.

Tutorials/Tips: A collection of Debian docs and general help links are available at the Debian support page.

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