Feb 062011

squeezeThe news of the day it’s that finally it’s been released the new stable version of Debian, release 6 code name Squeeze.

This is the official news from the Debian site.

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name “Squeeze”). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a “technology preview”.

Debian 6.0 includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments as well as all kinds of server applications. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

Freebsd kernel

Debian 6.0 Squeeze introduces technical previews of two new ports to the kernel of the FreeBSD project using the known Debian/GNU userland: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD for the 32-bit PC (kfreebsd-i386) and the 64-bit PC (kfreebsd-amd64). These ports are the first ones ever to be included in a Debian release which are not based on the Linux kernel. The support of common server software is strong and combines the existing features of Linux-based Debian versions with the unique features known from the BSD world. However, for this release these new ports are limited; for example, some advanced desktop features are not yet supported.


On the site there is the excellent Debian guide, available in 15 languages and for most platforms.

For an installation step by step i suggest the article of go2linux.org, you can find it here

Upgrade from Lenny

If you have installed Lenny (former stable), you can upgrade to squeeze with the following steps:

1) As root edit the file with the repository list, for example use (from the terminal)
vim /etc/apt/sources.list

In the file change any word “lenny” to “squeeze”, and save the file.

2) Update the system, the packet manager and than upgrade all. as root use:

apt-get update
apt-get install apt dpkg apt-get
apt-get dist-upgrade

At the end of the process you’ll have a running Squeeze release.

New Theme for the website

On the occasion of the release of Debian 6.0 Squeeze, the Debian website team is pleased to publish a new design for Debian’s web presence. After roughly 13 years with nearly the same design, the layout and design of many of the websites run by Debian changed together with today’s release of Debian Squeeze

Debian 6 First impressions:

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