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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 codename Etch released

Debian, one of the biggest and most popular Linux distributions, which Ubuntu uses as a base, has now released the fourth edition of their operating system.

This release includes a number of updated software packages, such as the K Desktop Environment 3.5.5a (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.14, the Xfce 4.4 desktop environment, the GNUstep desktop 5.2, X.Org 7.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4a, GIMP 2.2.13, Iceweasel (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3), Icedove (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5), Iceape (an unbranded version of Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.8), PostgreSQL 8.1.8, MySQL 5.0.32, GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.1, Linux kernel version 2.6.18, Apache 2.2.3, Samba 3.0.24, Python 2.4.4 and 2.5, Perl 5.8.8, PHP 4.4.4 and 5.2.0, Asterisk 1.2.13, and more than 18,000 other ready to use software packages.

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  1. hi man,
    Im currently using Ubuntu and plannin to switch. Wat is ur review of debian 4.0. I am expecting the next ubuntu release tomorrow.
    regards
    AK

  2. [quote comment="29818"]hi man,
    Im currently using Ubuntu and plannin to switch. Wat is ur review of debian 4.0. I am expecting the next ubuntu release tomorrow.
    regards
    AK[/quote]
    Hi there,

    I currently only run Debian as a pure server OS. The only thing setting it apart from the former Debian stable (sarge), is newer packages (php5 among others) and a newer installer. I have no idea on how the desktop side of things are in Debian.

    You could always try it out in a vmware image or something similar, if you just want to see what’s new.

    If you are using it for the desktop, I would suggest sticking with Ubuntu at this point. Feisty is looking very nice at the moment.

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