About Debian

Debian is a Linux-based operating system that helps businesses run free and open-source applications including LibreOffice, VLC media player, Evince document viewer and more. It offers a bug tracking system, which enables software developers to report, resolve and track bugs.

It allows users to download and install external applications from Debian repositories. It lets IT professionals to streamline file and memory management operations, handle FTP site administration and track system updates. Additionally, Debian helps administrators manage software licenses and maintain a layout of the Linux file system.

Debian enables IT teams to maintain software packages and configure network booting systems. The platform is available to users for free and support i...


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August 2021

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Nabin from Curl Labs

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Open-source Linux OS that will be always free

Debian is a lightweight, robust, and fully customizable Linux OS that is also free and open-source.

Pros

The best part about Debian is that it's a free and open-source Linux-based operating system that is being developed and maintained by a community of people like us. New versions of Debian are released approximately every two years with five years of LTS. It is a good choice for web servers, personal computers, and IoT devices. It comes with extensive hardware support and 59000 installable packages. Many popular Linux distros like Ubuntu, Devuan, and Deepin are based on the Debian Linux system.

Cons

Debian LTS versions may not be always uptodate with security patches. Nonfree hardware drivers have to be downloaded from third-party websites. Limited enterprise-level support.

Reasons for Choosing Debian

We choose Debian over other Linux alternatives for its transparent source code and potential customization for a wide range of software solutions.

Reasons for Switching to Debian

We made a switch to Debian Linux OS because it is a fully community-driven project. It is best suited for our IoT projects.

October 2021

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Jorge Guardiola from J.Meinhardt Cons. Rep. Ltda

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: International Trade and Development

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Debian is a solid, stable, highly customisable and a totally free Linux distribution

Debian is still one of the three most traditional and respected Linux distributions. It is totally free and has more than 55,000 also free applications available to install. Being the base for the development of several of the most popular distributions worldwide is indeed a solid testimony of its quality and design.

Pros

Although Debian may look like a simple and not fancy system it is done on purpose so each user can tailor it according to his preferences and eventually even according to its hardware limitations. Memory management and kernel stability are indeed remarkable on Debian allowing the use of obsolete hardware.

Cons

Debian is not a new users friendly type of distribution. It requires some time to get acquainted with it. Debian's default application package may again look and feel skinny for new users but the objective is to allow more customization depending on the machine use. For example, there is no reason to prepare and use a fancy interface with plenty of graphical effects on a network server. A simple nevertheless totally functional interface can be used instead. This type of customization requires some degree of knowledge which may look intimidating for new users.

September 2021

santiago from UNMDP

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2021

Debian is multipurpose

Pros

The best of Debian are: very adapted for different hardware, customizable and safe.

Cons

The worst of Debian are: Buggy updates and more difficult to install than other distributions.