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Debian 6.0 breaks free of restrictive Linux licenses

Katherine Noyes | Feb. 7, 2011
Following a full two years of development, the Debian Project on Sunday released Version 6.0 of its namesake Linux distribution, code-named "Squeeze."

With a new, easier installation process, Version 6.0 can be installed from Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs and USB sticks or from the network. Upgrades from Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, or "Lenny," are automatically handled by the apt-get package management tool for most configurations.

Currently the fourth most popular Linux distribution, according to Distrowatch, Debian aims to be "the universal operating system." It is the basis for the market-leading Ubuntu distribution, as well as popular derivatives including Linux Mint. As businesses increasingly rely on the security and stability of Linux for their mission-critical functions, this new Debian distribution could be well worth testing out.


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