Linux News Today: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 "Jessie" Now Available for Download, Live DVDs Coming Soon
We reported the other day that the Debian Project announced the availability of the fourth update in the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” series, along with the Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 maintenance release.
Our initial report stated that there were no installation mediums or Live DVD ISO images available for download for either Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 “Jessie” or Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 “Wheezy” at the moment of the announcement because these new versions come mainly as a collection of updates for existing users.
“Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 8 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old “jessie” CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated,” explain the Debian developers.
Existing Debian GNU/Linux 8.3 “Jessie” and Debian GNU/Linux 7.9 “Wheezy” users can apply these updates by making sure their operating systems are up to date. For that, use the “sudo apt-get update” and “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” commands in a Terminal app.
Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 installation-only ISOs out now
However, as promised, we’re writing this article to inform our readers who want to deploy the Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 release on new computers that they can now download the installation-only ISO images via the official channels or our website. On the other hand, Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 ISOs are coming soon in a few days.
Of course, the Live DVDs with various desktop environments, including GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon, and Xfce, are yet to come, and we will write another blog post in the coming days to inform you about their availability as well. Debian GNU/Linux ISOs are available for the 64-bit, 32-bit, ARM64, Armel, ARMhf, MIPS, MIPSel, PPC, PPC64el, and s390x architectures.