Fwd: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 released

From: Christian Wenke (christian.wenke@gmx.de)
Date: Sat Jul 20 2002 - 11:02:30 CEST

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    Subject: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 released
    Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 23:59:59 +0200
    From: Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
    To: Debian Announcements <debian-announce@lists.debian.org>

    The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 released press@debian.org
    July 19th, 2002 http://www.debian.org/News/2002/20020719

    The Debian Project is pleased to announce the release of Debian GNU/Linux
    version 3.0. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, which now
    supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE and GNOME
    desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible
    with the FHS v2.2 and supports software developed for the LSB.

    With the addition of the IA-64 (ia64), HP PA-RISC (hppa), MIPS (mips,
    mipsel), and S/390 (s390) architectures, Debian GNU/Linux now supports a
    total of eleven architectures. It now runs on computers ranging from
    palmtops to supercomputers, and nearly everything in between, including the
    latest generation of 64 bit machines.

    This is the first version of Debian that features cryptographic software
    integrated into the main distribution. OpenSSH and GNU Privacy Guard are
    included in the default installation, and strong encryption is now present
    in web browsers and web servers, databases, and so forth. Further
    integration of cryptographic software is planned for future releases.

    For the first time, Debian comes with the K Desktop Environment 2.2 (KDE).
    The GNOME desktop environment is upgraded to version 1.4, and X itself is
    upgraded to the much improved XFree86 4.1. With the addition of several
    full-featured free graphical web browsers in the form of Mozilla, Galeon,
    and Konqueror, Debian's desktop offerings have radically improved.

    This version of Debian supports the 2.2 and 2.4 releases of the Linux
    kernel. Along with better support for a greater variety of new hardware
    (such as USB) and significant improvements in usability and stability, the
    2.4 kernel provides support for the ext3 and reiserfs journaling filesystems.

    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 features a more streamlined and polished installation,
    which is translated into numerous languages. The task system has been
    revamped and made more flexible. The debconf tool makes configuration of
    the system easier and more user friendly. Debian GNU/Linux can be installed

    >from CD, or from the network and a few floppies. It can be downloaded now,

    and will soon be available on CD-ROM from numerous vendors

    Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 from earlier releases are automatically
    handled by the apt package management tool. As always, Debian GNU/Linux
    systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime.
    For detailed instructions about installing and upgrading Debian GNU/Linux,
    please see the release notes

    This is the first release of Debian that is compatible with version 2.2 of
    the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). Debian GNU/Linux now also supports
    software developed for the Linux Standard Base (LSB), though it is not yet
    LSB certified.

    Current Debian users may be interested to know that this release of Debian
    supports build dependencies, to aid in building packages from source, and
    apt pinning, to ease partial upgrades to our testing or unstable branch.
    This release of Debian features aptitude as an alternative for the
    venerable dselect program, which will make it easier to select packages.
    About four thousand new software packages were added to the distribution in
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0.

    About Debian

    Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by nearly a thousand
    volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet.
    Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open
    development model make it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.

    The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication
    to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best
    operating system possible. Debian 3.0 is another important step in that

    Contact Information

    For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
    <http://www.debian.org/> or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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