Debian 8 “Jessie” the GNU/Linux-based operating system released

Debian 8 “Jessie” the GNU/Linux-based operating system released

After being for almost two years in development, Debian 8 “Jessie” version is now released for download. Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system and a Linux distribution that is composed entirely of free and open-source software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License, and packaged by a group of individuals known as the Debian project.

Debian is known for its stability and hi-grade performance. The latest version of Debian includes a number of updates which will give best experience to users.  Debian 8 “Jessie” includes improved support for UEFI which will mean that users will find it easier to load Debian 8 onto PCs with Windows 8 or later easily. Other updates include newer builds of LibreOffice, GIMP, the Iceweasel web browser, and the GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments, among other things.

However the major update will be the adoption of systemd. Almost all  operating systems like Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, SUSE and Red Hat have now adopted systemd. Basically this means the first thing that loads when you boot Debian will be a different set of tools, but it won’t change the look or feel of the operating system. Systemd is just not an initialization tool but also handles power management, device management, login management, and more.

That means that, among other things, that fixing a problem with initialization could require updating the software that affects a whole range of other functions. It also could open the door to requiring you to reboot a computer after installing many different types of updates which up until now you’ve mostly only needed to reboot a Linux or Unix system after installing a kernel update.

The Debian 8 Jessie is available for download here and will be supported for years.

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