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New Distribution: Technical Preview of Debian 8 "Jessie" in Alpha

07-11-2014, 17:40

Yesterday, Debian announced that they’ve frozen “Jessie”, the latest version (version 8) of Debian. As with “Squeeze” and “Wheezy” – which we gave you the chance to test prior to their official releases 2 and 4 years ago - we’ve just added a "technical preview" of Debian 8 to our list of OS.

Take this opportunity to check that everything is working properly (your software, libraries, etc.) in time for the distribution’s official release, which is planned for a few months from now.

Bear in mind that the security updates in this pre-release version aren’t as watertight as they are in the current stable version. The number of RC bugs is low, but not inexistent. If you can’t decide between Debian 7 and 8, we’d probably advise you to go for Debian 7.

Some info:
- You can choose between either Linux 3.14 GRS (OVH) or 3.16 (Debian) kernels
- Available LAMP stack versions: Apache 2.4.10, PHP 5.6, MySQL 5.5
- Perl 5.20.1, Python 2.7.8

Who’s Jessie? She’s the cowgirl from Toy Story who is spritely, courageous and very athletic, but also claustrophobic and scared of the dark. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_%28Toy_Story%29

For now, this version is available with OVH in Alpha. Please send us any feedback here.