The Debian Project developers have issued the fifth maintenance update to Debian 5.0, code named "Lenny". The latest stable release includes an updated version of the Debian installer and addresses several bugs and security issues found in January's 5.0.4 release.
The Debian Project announced two days ago, on March 10th, the immediate availability for download of the Debian 5.0.10 Linux operating system. Debian 5.0.10 is the last update to the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) Linux distribution, which reached end-of-life on February 6th, 2012. This release brings together all the corrections for sec... (read more)
The Debian project announced the immediate availability for download of the eight maintenance release of the Debian 6 Linux operating system. Debian 6.0.8 is just a maintenance update with very few changes, but it does feature a large number of updated packages. “The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its oldstable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename "squeeze").
The Debian project announced the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of the Debian 7 Linux operating system.Debian 7.2 is just a maintenance update, but it does feature a wide array of updates and fixes for the current stable branch and a lot of packages have been upgraded.
The Debian project earlier this month put the finishing touches on their latest release: Debian 7.0, code named "Wheezy." This release marks the availability of two new architectures and a number of major updates and new features.
We are considering standardising on Debian but are concerned about Debian stable's support for new hardware toward the end of the release cycle.
AIUI (please correct if wrong):It is the kernel (Linux itself) that is mostly responsible for supporting hardware.
Debian stable's kernel is not upgraded prior to the next stable release except for security fixes.
The last few Debian release cy
Almost all the major Linux distributions are using LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. Today, it has been announced that Debian Squeeze too will get LibreOffice in the backports.LibreOffice has been available in Debian Wheezy and Debian Sid for a while now. But in the stable release, Debian Squeeze, it is not available.
The Debian release team are sounding the alarm: With only one month left before the planned release freeze, the number of critical bugs in Debian 6.0 Squeeze is still far too high to freeze development and create the next stable version of Debian.