Debian is one of the most reliable open source operating systems (OS) with a large package base. It supports a huge number of devices with different architectures, including the most common x86-64 and ARM. In addition, "Debian" is the basis and heart of many modern systems. Such projects as Ubuntu, SteamOS, Linux Mint were created on the basis of this distribution kit.
Debian uses a powerful tool called APT to install, update and uninstall packages. It can quickly set up and prepare the application for operation using ready-made components or program source codes. To download software packages, APT refers to an Internet repository or external media.
There are several different desktop interfaces to choose from when installing the OS: KDE, Xfce, Mate, Cinnamon and others. The list of pre-installed programs also changes depending on the choice of the shell. If you want to get a standard set of applications with the LibreOffice office suite and Firefox browser, then you need to install GNOME.
Debian is very popular with developers. Flexible settings and a wide range of free tools provide a wide range of options for creating a universal operating system, which can be easily transformed into a stable server platform or home entertainment center at the request of the software architect. It is worth noting that this distribution is suitable for experienced users who understand how to "design" the operating system for their current tasks (configuring fonts, installing drivers, adding repositories, etc.). Those who are still unfamiliar with Linux-systems should pay attention to related distributions - Ubuntu or Mint.
- includes only free software;
- high level of system stability. Debian is often used on server machines;
- high productivity;
- regular software updates.