Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes

An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install.


An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.

Debian Project has posted security advisories separately for users to refer to while setting up their configuration. The new update is rolling out under the codename 'Jessie', and one thing to note is that this update is not a new version of Debian 8. Instead, a small number of packages with updates are part of the update. The blog post detailed that people don't need to dump old software installation mediums and urged them to use the CDs and DVDs. Users are being advised to use an up-to-date Debian mirror after installing to update out-dated packages.

New CD and DVD images will be uploaded at on the debian.org website for users to download, burn on disks and install. You can go to the official Debian mirror list to download the latest update and check the official announcement post for the detailed changelog on bugfixes.

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