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Debian - The Universal Operating System

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run.

Debian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 29000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. Read more...

The latest stable release of Debian is 6.0. The last update to this release was made on February 23rd, 2013. Read more about available versions of Debian.Getting Started
  • If you'd like to start using Debian, you can easily obtain a copy, and then follow the installation instructions to install it.
  • If you're upgrading to the latest stable release from a previous version, please read the release notes before proceeding.
  • To get help in using or setting up Debian, see our documentation and support pages.
  • Users that speak languages other than English should check the international section.
  • People who use systems other than Intel x86 should check the ports section.