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What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Debian is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Debian is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Debian's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Debian?

2178 companies reportedly use Debian in their tech stacks, including trivago, ML, and Groww.

12822 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Debian.

Debian Integrations

Pylint, JFrog Artifactory, Netdata, k6, and Jenkins X are some of the popular tools that integrate with Debian. Here's a list of all 66 tools that integrate with Debian.
Pros of Debian
Massively supported
It is free
Turnkey linux use it
Works on all architectures
Decisions about Debian

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Debian in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Looking for a lean wiki that can run on Raspberry Pi 4 model B 4gb.

For now i'm not looking for solutions that require any form of containerization like docker or podman. Should be able to run on a bare metal 64-bit arm version of Debian.

It'd be great if you could provide some context as to why you chose what you chose.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Needs advice
Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi

Kiosk App on Raspberry Pi

  • I have a personal project that I'm developing into a Kiosk app and am considering deploying it on a RaspberryPi as a semi-portable controller user interface.
  • I'm new to RaspberryPi, I know my way around Debian though, and so I've researched a few Electron tutorials on using Electron on a RaspberryPI and they seem to be what I'm looking for.
  • However, I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions in working with Electron on the RaspberryPi, in particular in Kiosk with a touchscreen for user input.
  • What's the performance like, are there memory constraints, any reliability issues I should be aware of?
  • Once the project is at a working stage I plan to open source it on my GitHub for further input and development.
  • I'm a long term JavaScript developer (since the late 90's for real I was there when JS was first released, unashamed Vanilla.JS fanboi)
  • I write for the browser and server backend environments using Web technologies and Node.js.
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Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 633K views
Shared insights

Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform.

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Debian Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Debian?
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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Debian's Followers
10847 developers follow Debian to keep up with related blogs and decisions.