All about Debian 9 ‘Stretch,’ the Linux distro that just works
Debian 9 “Stretch” just released, and given that Linux distributions are Debian stands out as a distribution for stability.
Of course, most desktop users can choose Ubuntu or Fedora for their desktop PCs, while users who are more willing to get their hands dirty can opt for Arco or Gentoo. Hackers could gravitate to Kali, while the paranoia between us could be something like tail.
Debian is a free operating system (like in freedom) GNU / Linux created by volunteers. The operating system uses APT to manage packages and software, not like Ubuntu. In fact, Ubuntu is known as a Debian-based operating system, since most major utilities are located in Ubuntu (as APT) derived from Debian.
Debian is different from Ubuntu in many ways. First, Ubuntu is developed and distributed under the auspices of a for-profit company, Canonical.
Depending on where you are on Linux, proprietary software and other philosophical open source Debian issues may be considered “freer” for Ubuntu.
While Debian and Ubuntu use APT package management and can install .deb files downloaded from the Internet, there is an important distinction to make. While Ubuntu can install .deb files built for Ubuntu or Debian, Debian users should avoid .deb files for Ubuntu as it could break your system.
Because Debian is an operating system that sells stability, it’s like hitting the sharp end of an ax against one of the chair legs on which to sit. The leg can not stop right away, but when it does, everyone will say that you did it.
The last big thing that makes Debian Ubuntu different and other Debian Linux operating systems is that it has a long release cycle. The latest version of Debian 8 (“Jessie”) was released on April 25, 2015, more than two years ago.
Although the release cycles are long enough, Debian supports each version one year after the release of the latest release. This is equivalent to about three years of support for each release, Debian 8 “Jessie” reach the end of life June 25, 2018. Ubuntu, on the other hand, is launching new versions and twice a year, with The larger LTS versions in the even-numbered years of April.
Like other Linux operating systems, Debian 9 has many programs that instantly make it usable.
Two of these programs are Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird, which now carry their official names as opposed to Iceweasel and Icedove brand. This comes after the resolution of a litigation between Debian and Mozilla last year
Like Ubuntu or Fedora, Debian also comes with a lot of productivity software like GIMP and LibreOffice. Some Office Software Update for Debian 9: