Which Linux distribution to Download?

 As mentioned before The hidden force behind the development of the Linux operating system is the Linux community itself. It consists of hundreds of thousands volunteer developers devoting their time and resources to create something they believe in. The reward for their effort is the satisfaction of millions of users. This unshakable principle of Linux development has already produced hundreds of Linux distributions for end-users such as yourself to choose from. A wide variety of products makes it hard to choose the right one. Many Linux users try out different versions before deciding on a Linux distribution.

The aim of the Linuxis.org project is to make things easy and straightforward that's why we are presenting you with a single Linux distribution. Debian has it all in terms of stability, graphical interface, freedom and vendor independence. Of course this doesn't mean we don't approve of other Linux distributions. On the contrary, we encourage you to review other distributions since we all come from different backgrounds and have different tastes.

Linux Download

In order to install the Linux operating system on your computer you need to download an installation image and burn it on a blank CD. Debian Linux supports multiple architectures. You need either 32bit or 64bit version.

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. Older computers usually run an 32-bit architecture and newer one's 64-bit.

32bit - Iso Image

Download this image if you:

  • are unsure which architecture you need
  • have an older computer

32bit ISO Installation Image

64bit - Iso Image

Download this image if you:

  • know that this is the right image for you
  • computer has Windows 8 label

64bit ISO Installation Image

Burn Downloaded image

The Linux ISO image you have downloaded in the previous step will not exceed the size of a blank CD. Before you move on to the next section, you need to burn the downloaded ISO image to a blank CD. For this purpose, you can use any of your favorite burning software. Once ready, proceed to the next step, which is the actual installation of the Linux operating system.

The Debian project was initiated in August 1993 by Ian Murdock. This was a new Linux distribution made openly, in the spirit of Linux and GNU. Debian was meant to be carefully and conscientiously put together. At the same time, it was supposed to be maintained and supported with similar care. It started as a small, tightly-knit group of Free Software hackers, and gradually grew to become a large, well-organized community of developers and users. Nowadays, this distribution is produced by almost one thousand of active developers spread around the world, who volunteer in their spare time. Moreover, Debian is used by a large number of Government, Educational and commercial institutions. ref. debian.org

Direct Linux Download

There are two types of CD images you can download. Installation images install the Linux operating system on your computer. Live images allow you to run Debian from the CD without having to install it on your computer.

Installation images
Live images

Linux Download FAQ

Q: What is Debian GNU/Linux?
A: Debian GNU/Linux is a particular distribution of the Linux operating system.

Q: What is the latest version of Debian?
A: Version 7.0, codename wheezy

Q: How hard is it to install Debian?
A: You don't need to be a professional. To find out more information follow instruction in the "Install" section of LinuxIs.org.

Q: How big is the installation ISO image?
A: Depends on the image you wish to download, the size may vary from 648 MB to 1 300 MB.