Debian which is a free and open source operating system is the core of many popular Linux distros like Ubuntu, KNOPPIX, Linspire, DreamLinux, Xandros, Dream Small Linux etc. Today finally the wait is over. Debian has released its latest version 5.0 codenamed Lenny.
List of New Features in Debian 5.0 Lenny -
- Linux kernel version 2.6.26
- Support for read-only bind mounts
- Kernel Debugger
- Built in memory Tester
- Improved Webcam support
- GNOME 2.22.2 as default Window Manager which supports Webkit too.
- Lightweight Desktop alternative X11 Desktop Environment 0.3.2.1 and XFCE 4.4.2
- Server version includes: mySQL 5.0.51a , PostgreSQL 8.3.6, Samba server 3.2.5, Horde 3.2
- KDE 3.5.10 is also present. Though we have no information about the release of Kubuntu which has only KDE as a desktop environment.
- Improved Debian installer which can apply security patches during the installation process itself.
- All types of CD/DVDs are supported. And Debian 5.0 Lenny also supports BluRay technology.
- Latest version of all softwares like KDE, OpenOffice, GIMP, Emacs, Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird etc
Debian 5.0 Lenny is available as a standalone as well as Live CD edition. You can simply download ISO DVDs to install. You can install Debian from all sorts of media like USB, Optical media, Floppies or from network too. You can also view the full list of packages in Debian 5.0 before downloading from the following links.