Debian 8 Jessie Alpha 1 Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. The first Alpha build of Debian 8.0 Jessie has been recently released, being now available for free download.

Debian 8 Jessie Alpha 1 Has Been Released

As you may know, the Debian engineers are working at two distros simultaneously, at a stable one (now Debian 7 Wheezy) and at a testing one (now Debian 8 Jessie).

Among others, the Debian 8 Jessie installer got a number of fixes, a menu selection support has been added in GRUB, Kernel 3.13 has been used by default and the FreeBSD kernel has reached version 9.2. Despite the fact that the Alpha 1 image comes with XFCE as the default DE (this will be reevaluated in August 2014), separate images of Debian 8 KDE and Debian 8 GNOME are available.

Also worth mentioning, Debian 8 Jessie (stable) will be the first Debian system using systemd as the default init service manager.

For more information, see the mailing lists. Download Debian 8 Jessie Alpha 1 from here.

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