Distribution Debian

Debian is a non commercial GNU/Linux distribution that contains more a large choice of software developed and maintained by thousands of developers. Debian is well known for its easiness and its packet manager (APT), using .deb files for installation and updates of the software.

Official site of Debian

LTS versions

Since the end of the official support of Debian 6 (Squeeze), a project to maintain a LTS (Long Term Support) version was set up.
It is entirely managed by voluntaries and companies who want to have a Debian version that is supported for a maximum of time.

Therefore it is not handled by the regular Debian security team, this may cause that some packets are not necessary updated in terms of security if you use a LTS version.

Information about LTS versions

Available versions

Version Code name EOL LTS
debian_buster.jpg 10 Buster ~2022 TBA
stretch.jpg 9 Stretch TBA June 2022
8 Jessie May 2018 April 2020
7 Wheezy April 2016 2018
6 Squeeze May 2014 February 2016
5 Lenny February 2012