Linux News Today: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 "Jessie" and 7.10 "Wheezy" Officially Released
Today, April 2, 2016, the Debian Project proudly announced the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 and Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 “Wheezy” maintenance releases for existing users.
Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 “Jessie” is the fourth update in the latest stable series of the acclaimed GNU/Linux operating systems, and it comes as an update, today, for all users running Debian GNU/Linux 8.3 “Jessie” or previous versions.
On the other hand, the Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 “Wheezy” update is only for those who use the old-stable branch of the Debian operating system, and if you’re using Debian GNU/Linux 7.9 or a previous release, then you should update to today’s 7.10 milestone by running the “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” command.
“This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the old-stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available,” was stated in the announcements for both Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 and 7.10.
Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 and Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 ISOs coming soon
If you’re looking for the refreshed installation media of today’s Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 “Jessie” and Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 “Wheezy” updates, you will have to wait a few hours or even a day or two until the Debian developers publish both the Live DVDs with various desktop environments, and the installation-only ISOs.
Rest assured that you will be the first to know when the Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 and Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 ISOs are available for download, as we will write a new article to inform our readers and give them the download links. The changelogs of today’s Debian GNU/Linux updates have been published are available here and here for those interested in what exactly has been changed.