Debian project has announced the release of Debian Update called Jessie. The new Debian GNU / Linux 8.8 has come with many updates, bug fixes & 90 security fixes. The existing users do not need to update the existing system. The apt package tool is used to perform upgrade.
Debian GNU Release
Now the latest released version of Debian , a popular Linux distribution. The new version of Debian product is Debian GNU/Linux 8.8.
There are so many security fixes which are included in the Debian 8 release. The security Advisories for these fixes are published by the project separately. There are many new security fixes that are improved in Debian GNU / Linux 8.8
Debian GNU Linux 8.8
The major noted updates are Binutils, and NVIDIA graphics drivers & fixes for Linux Kernel. The official announcement of Bug fixes are 60 but the total are 90 in terms of security front. users must know that the Debian GNU / Debian 8.8 is not the newer version of Debian. The Debian package is updated with some new packages. So if you are a Debian user than you need to you don’t need to do anything. You do not need to update the packages of Debian from the official website of Debian.
That means if you have an old image or CD of Debian then you don not need to leave them or throw them,you can install from theat drive & update the installtion with the updates & security Fixes.
Upgrading and downloading Debian GNU / Linux 8.8
The ISO file & other installation files will be soon available to the users in the official website. So if you are looking for the upgrade then you can by using aptitude(apt) for downloading one of the mirrors. The list of mirror can be seen
The ISO files and other installation media links are yet to be published on Debian’s servers. It should be available for download very soon
Debian worldwide mirror sites
What is Linux Mirror
Debian is distributed through multiple servers all over the world. If a single server will serve the file then in no time it will be down. So to decrease the load, there are multiple servers that are located country wise.
What are types of Mirror
Basically there are two types of mirror
Primary Mirror :- It provides good bandwidth & sync directly from the Debian’s internal syncproxy network. Some primary servers are named as ftp.<country>.debian.org which enables user to remember them easily.
Secondary Mirror :- A secondary site have some restrictions on what they mirror. A secondary site or mirror as same as the primary site but there are some difference. It carries your architecture & is faster to download as compared to a primary mirror
The last part is written for those readers who do not have the prior knowledge of mirror. The mirror process is done while the installation of Linux OS is done. The existing users know about it.
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