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Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 'Slink' released

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 'Slink' released
March 9, 1999

>> News 

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 'Slink' has officially been released on March 9, 1999 
for the SPARC, Intel x86, Alpha, and Motorola 680x0 architectures. Release 
notes, installation instructions, and other information is available at 

It can be obtained in several ways:

FTP:       ftp://ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/
Mirrors:   http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist 
CD-ROM:    http://www.debian.org/distrib/vendors (list of distributors)
CD Images: http://cdimage.debian.org/

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 contains over 2250 precompiled binary packages 
contributed from over 400 developers, including all of the favorites: web 
servers, GIMP, gcc, egcs, XFree86, SQL servers and many other tools and 

Debian's new powerful package manager 'apt' allows for easy installation, 
maintenance and updating of packages including sophisticated handling of 
dependencies and configurations.  Packages from other distributions can 
easily be installed using the 'alien' utility.

Goals for future releases can be found at <http://www.debian.org/devel/rele
ase_info> and include full FHS compliance, Gnome 1.x packages, PAM 
integration, the new front end for the package management system, and 

>> Why Debian GNU/Linux?

 o Debian is 100% Free Software. Our goal is to help keep Linux free.
 o Over 2250 precompiled software packages.
 o Over 400 developers, the largest staff of any Linux distribution.
 o The largest pre-release testing program in the Linux world.
 o Free on-line support from our large, friendly user community on the
   debian-user mailing list and interactive chat forums.
 o Floppy-less install directly from CD, or single floppy install
   using NFS or hard disk.
 o Automatic upgrades via CD, FTP, NFS, or disk.
 o Bug tracking system is publicly accessible on our web server, and
   users are encouraged to access the system and provide feedback.
 o Anyone can duplicate and sell our Official CD or a snapshot of the
   FTP archive, at no charge!
 o Compatible with RPM and Slackware packages.

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users and developers who 
volunteer their time and effort.  Its tasks include maintaining and 
updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux 
operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating 

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact 
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>

Nils Lohner				E-Mail: lohner@debian.org
Debian Press Contact                    Press:  press@debian.org

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