Today sees the release Debian 6.0, the latest stable release of the free open-source operating system upon which Ubuntu is based.
Codenamed per tradition after Toy Story characters, ‘Squeeze’ has been in development for 24 months.
Its release today sees many notable changes/features, including: -
- The default Linux kernel contains no non-free firmware (non-free firmware remains available to install)
- A new dependency based boot system makes start-up faster
- Old libraries removed
- Initial support for FreeBSD
- Desktops Environments: -
- KDE 4.4.5
- GNOME 2.30
- Xfce 4.6
- LXDE 0.5.0
Interested readers should check out the full release announcement @ debian.org/News/2011/20110205a
Debian downloads can be found @ http://debian.org/CD/torrent-cd.
Installation guides can be found @ debian.org/releases/squeeze/installmanual