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This page describes what "Debian GNU/Kernel" is, not just "Debian".

What is Debian GNU/<Kernel> ?

Debian GNU is distribution (distro) put together by Debian based on the GNU Operating System.

An Operating System needs a Kernel. The GNU replacement for the Unix kernel is The Hurd (The Hurd is actually not a kernel, read the links to find out more.). Linux is an alternative kernel for a GNU System and such a system is referred to as GNU/Linux. It is possible to use a kernel from another POSIX-like system, such as FreeBSD to give Debian GNU/kFreeBSD (kernel of FreeBSD).

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