Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Debian 6.0 Branches Out Beyond the Project's Linux Roots
FreeBSD, Meet Debian
The Debian 6 feature that I was most interested in checking out was the operating systems new FreeBSD kernel variant.
The new kFreeBSD variants of Debian 6 bring new features such as ZFS storage to the distribution.
Debian 6 Desktop
While best-suited for server roles, Debian 6 can also perform well as a desktop environment.
Ubuntus App Store-like Software Center, which put a friendly face on the distributions massive collection of ready-to-install software packages, is now available in Debian 6.
For most of my installs, I opted for small, network-based install images that reach over the network to Debian mirror servers to fetch the files needed for an installation.
Free Software First
With version 6, the Debian project has managed to excise all non-free firmware from its default install sourcesthough they remainaccessible if desired.