Debian : The Mother Linux

Ubuntu is based on Debian Linux and is the most used Linux Distribution today. So, Debian must be a pretty solid base for Ubuntu to flourish on. So, Let’s check out how Debian is as a Stand-Alone Linux Distribution.

Debian is available on most of the platforms ranging from aarch64, armel, armhf, i686, mips, mipsel, ppc64el, s390x, x64_64 and the most used Desktop Environments like AfterStep, Awesome, Blackbox, Cinnamon, Fluxbox, flwm, FVWM, GNOME, i3, IceWM, ion, JWM, KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, pekwm, Ratpoison, WMaker, XBMC, Xfce.

Debian ships with around 57k+ and is best suited for being a base strong enough to hold Distributions like Ubuntu.

With Debian Buster 10, Debian brings a mandatory access control framework enabled by default. New installations of Debian buster will have AppArmor installed and enabled. 🙂

Debian is currently ranked at 6 with 1,404 hits per day on Distrowatch.com ( as on July 12, 2019 )

To download the .iso image of the Distribution, click here.

For instruction as to how to install Linux using .iso image and USB stick, click here.

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Neeraj Kumar

Hi ! I am Neeraj Kumar and I'm a Student, Freelance Blogger and Linux Enthusiast. I'm interested in Open Source technologies that aim at bringing Tech closer to the people.

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