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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.

Release Released Security Support Latest
11 (Bullseye) (Upcoming LTS) 1 year and 5 months ago
(14 Aug 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 6 months
(15 Aug 2026)
(17 Dec 2022)
10 (Buster) (LTS) 3 years and 6 months ago
(06 Jul 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 4 months
(01 Jun 2024)
(10 Sep 2022)
9 (Stretch) (LTS) 5 years and 7 months ago
(17 Jun 2017)
Ended 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2022)
8 (Jessie) (LTS) 7 years ago
(25 Apr 2015)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2020)
7 (Wheezy) (LTS) 9 years ago
(04 May 2013)
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(31 May 2018)
6 (Squeeze) (LTS) 11 years ago
(06 Feb 2011)
Ended 6 years and 11 months ago
(29 Feb 2016)

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 Long Term Support (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. Not all packages of the Debian archive are supported by LTS, the debian-security-support package can check for unsupported packages.

A commercial offering for Extended Long Term Support is available.

More information is available on the Debian website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/os-release

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This page was last updated on 21 December 2022. Latest releases are automatically updated.