Debian GNU/Linux is a popular Linux distribution that is known for its stability, security, and reliability. It is maintained by a large community of developers and volunteers who work together to provide a free and open-source operating system that can run on a wide range of computer hardware.

Debian uses the Linux kernel, which is the core component of the operating system, and a collection of software packages that are managed by a package management system called APT (Advanced Package Tool). APT makes it easy to install, upgrade, and remove software packages from the system.

One of the unique features of Debian is its commitment to free and open-source software. The distribution is developed entirely by volunteers, and all of its software packages are free to use, modify, and distribute under open-source licenses.

Debian is also known for its extensive repository of software packages, which includes thousands of programs for everything from productivity and multimedia to programming and gaming. The distribution is used by individuals, businesses, and organizations around the world, and it is often used as the foundation for other Linux distributions.

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