Com muito prazer que venho anunciar que acabei de acessar a página oficial
do debian com a notícia do lançamento da tão esperada versão 4.0 do debian.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released
April 8th, 2007
The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian
GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant
development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a
total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce
desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and
compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of
Using a now fully integrated installation process, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
comes with out-of-the-box support for encrypted partitions. This release
introduces a newly developed graphical frontend to the installation system
supporting scripts using composed characters and complex languages; the
installation system for Debian GNU/Linux has now been translated to 58
Also beginning with Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, the package management system has
been improved regarding security and efficiency. Secure APT allows the
verification of the integrity of packages downloaded from a mirror. Updated
package indices won't be downloaded in their entirety, but instead patched
with smaller files containing only differences from earlier versions.
Debian GNU/Linux runs on computers ranging from palmtops and handheld
systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total of
eleven architectures are supported including: Sun SPARC (sparc), HP Alpha
(alpha), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Intel IA-32 (i386) and IA-64
(ia64), HP PA-RISC (hppa), MIPS (mips, mipsel), ARM (arm), IBM S/390 (s390)
and – newly introduced with Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 – AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Debian GNU/Linux can be installed from various installation media such as
DVDs, CDs, USB sticks and floppies, or from the network. GNOME is the
default desktop environment and is contained on the first CD. The K Desktop
Environment (KDE) and the Xfce desktop can be installed through two new
alternative CD images. Also newly available with Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 are
multi-arch CDs and DVDs supporting installation of multiple architectures
from a single disc.
Debian GNU/Linux can be downloaded right now via bittorent (the recommended
way), jigdo or HTTP; see Debian GNU/Linux on CDs for further information. It
will soon be available on DVD and CD-ROM from numerous vendors, too.
This release includes a number of updated software packages, such as the K
Desktop Environment 3.5 (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME desktop
environment 2.14, the Xfce 4.4 desktop environment, the GNUstep desktop 5.2,
X.Org 7.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4a, GIMP 2.2.13, Iceweasel (an unbranded
version of Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124), Icedove (an unbranded version of
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5), Iceape (an unbranded version of Mozilla Seamonkey
1.0.8), PostgreSQL 8.1.8, MySQL 5.0.32, GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.1, Linux
kernel version 2.6.18, Apache 2.2.3, Samba 3.0.24, Python 2.4.4 and 2.5,
Perl 5.8.8, PHP 4.4.4 and 5.2.0, Asterisk 1.2.13, and more than 18,000 other
ready to use software packages.
Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux
3.1 codenamed sarge, are automatically handled by the aptitude package
management tool for most configurations, and to a certain degree also by the
apt-get package management tool. As always, Debian GNU/Linux systems can be
upgraded quite painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime, but it is
strongly recommended to read the release notes for possible issues. For
detailed instructions about installing and upgrading Debian GNU/Linux,
please see the release notes. Please note that the release notes will be
further improved and translated to additional languages in the coming weeks.
Viva e vida longa ao debian.