Debian 7 “Wheezy” released

by Ruchira on May 5, 2013




Debian is the choice of sysadmins for stability, low memory footprint and great community support . Debian is here since long time than Centos or RHEL. And its the father of Ubuntu. Debian 7 Wheezy finally got released today and the most important feature in this release is included multiarch support. This means that both I386 (32bit) and amd64 (64bit) binaries will run on a single system.
However Ubuntu had this multiarach feature since 11.10 (Oneiric). Debian is bit late to the party but since Debian is more of a de facto standard, this is expected. As a result of native multiarch support,  ia32-libs  package ( A hack to get 32bit binaries to run on 64bit systems ) will be ditched.

Also Debian 7 brings updated versions of third party software applications such as

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Asterisk
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 3.4
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Linux 3.2
  • MySQL 5.5.30
  • Nagios 3.4.1
  • Perl 5.14.2
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.1
  • Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  • Samba 3.6.6
  • Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4

Debian 7 naively supports nine architectures as listed on the release announcement

You can install Debian on computers ranging from handheld systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total of nine architectures are supported: 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (


), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (


), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (


), Sun/Oracle SPARC (


), MIPS (


 (big-endian) and 


(little-endian)), Intel Itanium (


), IBM S/390 (31-bit 


 and 64-bit 


), and ARM EABI (


 for older hardware and 


 for newer hardware using hardware floating-point).

For more information and download links visit the debian web site

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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