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.

Who uses Debian?

Companies
379 companies use Debian in their tech stacks, including Code School, Webedia, and PensieriParole.

Developers
373 developers use Debian.

Debian Integrations

Jenkins X, NGINX Amplify, JFrog Artifactory, strongDM, and Foxpass are some of the popular tools that integrate with Debian. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Debian.

Why developers like Debian?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Debian
Debian Reviews

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

Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip · | 8 upvotes · 1.4K views
atZulip
Fedora
Ubuntu
Debian

We use Debian and its derivative Ubuntu because the apt ecosystem and toolchain for Debian packages is far superior to the yum-based system used by Fedora and RHEL. This is large part due to a huge amount of investment into tools like debhelper/dh over the years by the Debian community. I haven't dealt with RPM in the last couple years, but every experience I've had with RPM is that the RPM tools are slower, have less useful options, and it's more work to package software for them (and one makes more compromises in doing so).

I think everyone has seen the better experience using Ubuntu in the shift of prevalence from RHEL to Ubuntu in what most new companies are deploying on their servers, and I expect that trend to continue as long as Red Hat is using the RPM system (and I don't really see them as having a path to migrate).

The experience with Ubuntu and Debian stable releases is pretty similar: A solid release every 2 years that's supported for a few years. (While Ubuntu in theory releases every 6 months, their non-LTS releases are effectively betas: They're often unstable, only have 9 months of support, etc. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone not actively participating in Ubuntu the development community). Ubuntu has better integration of non-free drivers, which may be important if you have hardware that requires them. But it's also the case that most bugs I experience when using Ubuntu are Ubuntu-specific issues, especially on servers (in part because Ubuntu has a bunch of "cloud management" stuff pre-installed that is definitely a regression if you're not using Canonical's cloud management products).

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Marcel Kornegoor
Marcel Kornegoor
CTO at AT Computing · | 5 upvotes · 18.6K views
atAT Computing
Python
Chef
Puppet Labs
Ansible
Google Compute Engine
Kubernetes
Docker
GitHub
VirtualBox
Jenkins
Visual Studio Code
Fedora
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Debian
Centos
Ubuntu
Linux
#ATComputing

Since #ATComputing is a vendor independent Linux and open source specialist, we do not have a favorite Linux distribution. We mainly use Ubuntu , Centos Debian , Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora during our daily work. These are also the distributions we see most often used in our customers environments.

For our #ci/cd training, we use an open source pipeline that is build around Visual Studio Code , Jenkins , VirtualBox , GitHub , Docker Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.

For #ServerConfigurationAndAutomation, we have embraced and contributed to Ansible mainly because it is not only flexible and powerful, but also straightforward and easier to learn than some other (open source) solutions. On the other hand: we are not affraid of Puppet Labs and Chef either.

Currently, our most popular #programming #Language course is Python . The reason Python is so popular has to do with it's versatility, but also with its low complexity. This helps sysadmins to write scripts or simple programs to make their job less repetitive and automating things more fun. Python is also widely used to communicate with (REST) API's and for data analysis.

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theweirdn8
theweirdn8
Debian

The Debian Linux distribution of Linux is supported for the Game Pencil Engine Editor. Debian

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Joshua Dean Küpper
Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 396 views
atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Debian

Debian is our primary distribution for our game-servers for the time being. We plan to shift our infrastructure towards Docker-Containers/CoreOS though. Debian

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Robert Burkhall
Robert Burkhall
SR. Software Development Engineer · | 1 upvotes · 396 views
atWe Understand Technology
Debian

We use Debian based Ubuntu for most projects as they have frequent updates. Debian

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TIS  Global Solutions
TIS Global Solutions
Chitram TV at TIS Global Solutions · | 1 upvotes · 395 views
Debian

Browse more than 200 Channels, anytime and anywhere, without satellite dish and cable with chitram-tv.de. Experience your most favourite Indian channels in more than 10 languages on your home TV, PC or Mobile - and all through the Internet!

Chitram TV Debian

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Debian Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Debian?
Ubuntu
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
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.
Centos
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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