Project info for Debian

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The Debian Project is comprised of over 600 developers worldwide who are committed to excellence in Free Software. Debian GNU/Linux is the result of a volunteer effort to create a free, high-quality UNIX®-compatible operating system, complete with a suite of applications.

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with more than 3950 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

For more information, see About Debian web pages.

License: DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines)

This project has the following developers:

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