The Future of Debian Linux and Its Derivative. A new Debian release is always big news because their release don’t happen very often and because a lot of other Linux distributions are directly or indirectly based Debian.
Some Linux distribution derived from Debian are Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy, Mepis and soon. So when Debian 7.0 was released on 4 May 2013, a lot of people around world were quite pleased with that.
Debian offer different method of installations, unlike other popular Linux distributions, the Debian can be installed with various formats and supporting several different CPU architectures. The Getting Debian web page breaks it out by installation image type:
- Netinst – Network Installation image: The image file is quite small less than 200MB, and when you run the installation it automatically gets the latest packages, so you don’t end up needing to update immediately after the installation completes. You need internet connection during the installation.
- CD/DVD Installer images: The ISO image in CD/DVD will contain the rest of the complete distribution packages. For the CD images, it is useful to know that Debian supports a number of different desktops, including Gnome, KDE, Xfce and LXDE, and there is a different “disk 1” image for each of these desktops.
- Live CD images: As the name implies, these allow you to boot and run a “Live” image, and then if everything works the way you want, you can go ahead and install the system to your hard drive. As with the CD/DVD installer images, there are different versions for Gnome, KDE, Xfce and LXDE desktops.
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide.
Because of Debian is taken by other Linux distro thus will make the future of Debian will long alive. You may also hear “Systemd Is The Future Of Debian”. Yes systemd has prevailed over Upstart in Debian. After a very heated fight between the Debian technical committee and also Debian stakeholders, Bdale Garbee as the chairman of the tech committee has announced systemd will be used in Debian 8.0 Jessie.
Of course, the thing that people want is application software: programs to help them get what they want to do done, from editing documents to running a business to playing games to writing more software. Debian comes with over 20,000 packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) – all of it free. It’s a bit like a tower. At the base is the kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian — carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.