Debian 10 "Buster" has been released

Written 11 months ago by Ugotsta

Debian has released its latest stable version 10.0 under the code name "Buster". This version of the prolific Linux distribution follows after more than 2 years of development and is scheduled to be supported for the next 5 years.

For those unaware, Debian is the core distribution on which multitudes of other distros are built including Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu and live CDs like Small Tails iconTails as seen in this illustrious timeline from Wikipedia. Unlike derivatives such as Ubuntu that rely on Debian's testing/unstable branches, Debian itself is sharply focused on stability. This means that, while some of its tools don't match the latest versions, they're well tested.

Among the 59k+ software updates are the following:
Small Chromium iconChromium 73.0
Small GNU Emacs iconGNU Emacs 26.1
Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox 60.7 (in the firefox-esr package)
Small GIMP iconGIMP 2.10.8
Small Python iconPython 3.7.2
systemd 241
Small Vim iconVim 8.1

Meanwhile, UEFI support has continued to improve. Users shouldn't need to disable Secure Boot support in firmware any longer, it should just work out of the box. And for environments where security is a high concern, Small AppArmor iconAppArmor is enabled by default. There are many other enhancements and upgrades as well, including a new theme and wallpaper.

Read more from the source here:
https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190706