Features of Debian 9 ‘Stretch’
New releases of desktop environments
Debian 9 Stretch is released in different flovors. So it comes with GNOME 3.22, KDE 5.8, MATE 1.16, and Xfce 4.12.
Linux kernel 4.9
Debian 9 is equipped with Linux kernel 4.9 an LTS kernel. It will be followed by next LTS release i.e. Linux 4.14
MariaDB is default
MYSQL is now the new default DBMS in Debian 9. After the upgrade will be done, MySQL 5.5 or 5.6 will be changed to MariaDB automatically.
Firefox and Thunderbird
The new release has also replaced the web browser like Iceweasel and Icedove to new browsers i.e. Firefox and Thunderbird.
New important verification feature
The verification feature is also included in the Debian 9 with the help of Reproducible Builds project. With this 90% of the source package build bit-for-bit identical binary packages, makes Linux a more secure OS.
‘modern’ branch of GnuPG
Debian 9 Stretch is the only Debian version which has ‘modern’ branch of GnuPG in ‘gnupg’ package.
Debugging made easier
The debug package are also easier than before. A new ‘dbg-sym’ repository has been added in the APT source list, which can provide debug symbols automatically.
UEFI support improved
The UEFI support has been improved in debian 9. It was introduced in Wheezy release. It also supports Debian installation on 32-bit UEFI firmware with a 64-bit kernel.
New forensic tools
There are some new forensic tools introduced in Debian 9.
Updated software packages
Many software packages are updates in the Debian 9 Stretch
- Apache 2.4.25,
- Chromium 59.0.3071.86
- GIMP 2.8.18
- GNU Compiler Collection 6.3
- Python 2.7.13 and 3.5.3
- Ruby 2.3
- Golang 1.7
- LibreOffice 5.2
- OpenJDK 8
- Perl 5.24
- PHP 7.0
- Samba 4.5
- systemd 232
- Tomcat 8.5
- Xen Hypervisor
- X.Org Server 1.19.2
- GnuPG 2.1
Download Debian 9 Stretch: Live CD and Torrent
You can download the Debian 9 in different variants GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, and MATE. So you can download the new version from here.
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