Debian 8 “Jessie”

After two years of development we finally have a new Debian stable release: Jessie!
Jessie consists of more than 43000 ready-to-use software packages, built from nearly 20100 source packages.
A total of ten architectures are supported: 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (i386), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc for older hardware and ppc64el for the new 64-bit (little-endian)), MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian)), IBM S/390 (64-bit s390x) and for ARM, armel and armhf for old and new 32-bit hardware, plus arm64 for the new 64-bit AArch64 architecture.
This makes Debian a universal operating system, one of the oldest among linux distributions and one of the widest used.
Jessie ships with a new default init system, systemd, but the sysvinit init system is still available.
The UEFI support introduced in Wheezy has also been greatly improved in Jessie. This includes support for UEFI on 32-bit systems and for 64-bit kernels with 32-bit UEFI firmware.
This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as:
Apache 2.4.10
Asterisk 11.13.1
GIMP 2.8.14
an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 3.14
GNU Compiler Collection 4.9.2
Icedove 31.6.0 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)
Iceweasel 31.6.0esr (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)
KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.14.2
LibreOffice 4.3.3
Linux 3.16.7-ckt9
MariaDB 10.0.16 and MySQL 5.5.42
Nagios 3.5.1
OpenJDK 7u75
Perl 5.20.2
PHP 5.6.7
PostgreSQL 9.4.1
Python 2.7.9 and 3.4.2
Samba 4.1.17
Tomcat 7.0.56 and 8.0.14
Xen Hypervisor 4.4.1
the Xfce 4.10 desktop environment
For more detailed information you can read the full announcement.

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