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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" sees release

Debian news on OMG! Ubuntu!

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

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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