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Debian 9 released

Published 6/18/2017 by Ugotsta

A highly anticipated moment for many Linux fans has arrived with the release of Debian 9. Code-named "Stretch", this stable release will be supported for the next 5 years. It's dedicated to the project's founder Ian Murdock, who passed away in December of 2015.

This marks one of the most significant Linux releases of 2017 given the many distributions based on Debian and the many more to come. The immensely popular Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu and all its derivatives are first based on Debian. Likewise with distros like Live CD based Small Knoppix iconKnoppix and popular security and penetration testing distro Small Kali Linux iconKali Linux . Wikipedia's [Debian family tree](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/DebianFamilyTree1210.svg ) illustrates the vast network of derivatives.

Highlights of the release include Small MariaDB iconMariaDB as the default MySQL variant, improved UEFI support, an important verification feature to help validate source packages, some built-in forensic tools, the modern branch of Small GnuPG iconGnuPG and a new ‘dbg-sym’ repository to make it easier to get debug packages. Also, in a welcomed return from Mozilla core products, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox and Small Thunderbird iconThunderbird are back, replacing the former branded versions Small Iceweasel iconIceweasel and Small Icedove iconIcedove . The release also features a bunch of updated software packages from Small Apache HTTP Server iconApache HTTP Server and Small PHP iconPHP to Small GIMP iconGIMP and much more.

Check out the full details here: https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170617

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