Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Debian 6.0 Branches Out Beyond the Project's Linux Roots

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-03-04 Print this article Print
FreeBSD, Meet Debian

FreeBSD, Meet Debian

The Debian 6 feature that I was most interested in checking out was the operating systems new FreeBSD kernel variant.
Debian 6.0, also known by the Toy Story-inspired name "Squeeze," branches out from its Linux-centric roots with new, technology preview variants based on the FreeBSD kernel. Debian 6.0 will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project's repository mirror sites. The distribution can also work well in a desktop role, particularly for users who wish to closely control the versions and configuration of the software on their machines. For a peek at Debian 6.0 in action, check out the slide gallery below, and be sure to read eWEEK Labs' full review.
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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