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Updated Debian 8: 8.6 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.



DebConf16 closes in Cape Town and DebConf17 dates announced

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Today, Saturday 9 July 2016, the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference came to a close. With over 280 people attending from all over the world, and 113 hours of talks in 114 events, DebConf16 has been hailed as a success.



Debian Edu / Skolelinux Jessie — a complete Linux solution for your school

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Do you have to administrate a computer lab or a whole school network? Would you like to install servers, workstations and laptops which will then work together? Do you want the stability of Debian with network services already preconfigured? Do you wish to have a web-based tool to manage systems and several hundred or even more user accounts? Have you asked yourself if and how older computers could be used?



Updated Debian 7: 7.11 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the eleventh (and final) update of its oldstable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.



Updated Debian 8: 8.5 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.



Debian Project wishes to thank Mythic Beasts for loaned hardware

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Debian regularly produces many variations of installation CDs, DVDs, and live or cloud images for its users. We are due to upgrade soon to a new central build machine for image production to make the most of the latest CPU and storage technologies.



Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team

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As of 25 April, one year after the release of Debian 8, alias "Jessie", and nearly three years after the release of Debian 7, alias "Wheezy", regular security support for Wheezy comes to an end. The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team will take over security support.



Updated Debian 7: 7.10 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth update of its oldstable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.



Updated Debian 8: 8.4 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.