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Debian (/ˈdɛbiən/)[3] is a Unix-lik computer operatin seestem that is componed entirely o free saftware, maist o which is unner the GNU General Public License an packaged bi a group o indiveeduals pairteecipatin in the Debian Project.

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Debian 8.5 (Jessie) wi GNOME 3
Company / developer Debian Project (Software in the Public Interest)
OS faimily Unix-like
Wirkin state Current
Soorce model Open soorce
Initial release September 1993; 26 years ago (1993-09)
Available in 73 leids
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg
Platforms ARM, IA-32, IA-64, MIPS, PowerPC, PPC64le, x86-64, z/Architecture[1]
Kernel type Monolithic: Linux
kFreeBSD (in development)
Micro: Debian GNU/Hurd (in development[2])
Userland GNU
Default uiser interface GNOME
License DFSG-compliant
(free saftware licenses)
Offeecial wabsteid


  1. "Debian -- Ports". 
  2. "Debian -- Debian GNU/Hurd". 
  3. "Chapter 1 – Definitions and overview". The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ. Debian. Retrieved 2008-05-12.