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Infographic: Understanding Debian


Time for another excellent Linux infographic. This one, by Claudio F Filho, explains Debian and it's various versions. It explains the names and purposes of the Stable, Unstable, Testing and Experimental branches of Debian. Something that's not included in the infographic is about Debian's name; it's a portmanteau of the names of the creator of Debian, Ian Murdock, and his wife, Debra. Ubuntu and many other Linux distros are based on Debian, so it may be worth your time to understand it even if you don't use it directly.

If you want to use Debian but aren't confident in you ability to install it, I recommend Crunchbang Linux. They have done most of the work for you, and it's a breeze to install.

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