Version Released Security Support
Debian 10 "Buster" 3 months and 1 week ago
(06 Jul 2019)
Ends in 2 years
(01 Jan 2022)
Debian 9 "Stretch" 2 years and 4 months ago
(17 Jun 2017)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(01 Jan 2020)
Debian 9 "Stretch" (LTS) 2 years and 4 months ago
(17 Jun 2017)
Ends in 2 years and 8 months
(30 Jun 2022)
Debian 8 "Jessie" 4 years and 5 months ago
(26 Apr 2015)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(17 Jun 2018)
Debian 8 "Jessie" (LTS) 4 years and 5 months ago
(26 Apr 2015)
Ends in 8 months
(30 Jun 2020)
Debian 7 "Wheezy" 6 years ago
(04 May 2013)
Ended 3 years and 5 months ago
(25 Apr 2016)
Debian 7 "Wheezy" (LTS) 6 years ago
(04 May 2013)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(31 May 2018)
Debian 6 "Squeeze" 8 years ago
(06 Feb 2011)
Ended 5 years ago
(31 May 2014)
Debian 6 "Squeeze" (LTS) 8 years ago
(06 Feb 2011)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(29 Feb 2016)

Debian is a free operating system for your computer. The Debian Stable branch is the most popular edition for personal computers and network servers, and is used as the basis for many other Linux distributions.

At any given time, there is one stable release of Debian, which has the support of the Debian security team. When a new stable version is released, the security team will usually cover the previous version for a year or so, while they also cover the new/current version. Only stable is recommended for production use.

Debian LTS is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS will not be handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies interested in making it a success.

A commercial offering for Extended Long Term Support is available.

More information is available on the Debian website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:

lsb_release --release


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