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=== Try / Install Debian ===
 * Boot a 64-bit Live CD and installer (GNOME desktop): [[http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/6.0.7/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-6.0.7-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso|Debian 6]] (stable, aka Squeeze) / [[http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/next/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-wheezy-live-rc1-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso|Debian 7]] (testing, aka Wheezy)
 * If your computer does not support 64 bit, you will need to use a 32 bit ISO instead.
  * [[http://www.debian.org/distrib/|Other versions]], types and sizes of installers (including 32 bit, netinstallers, etc.) are available.
  * or get a multi-arch
(32 '''and''' 64 bit) installer ISO now: [[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.7/multi-arch/iso-cd/|Debian 6]] / [[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/multi-arch/iso-cd/|Debian 7]]
 * Find out more about [[http://www.debian.org/releases/]], including community support cycles, release/EOL dates, repositories, etc.
=== Try or Install Debian ===
The following files are ISO images which can be used to make a bootable CD or USB key used to start your system with. More details about this, specially how to create such media in other operating systems, are available on [[http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/|the FAQ]].

* To '''try''' Debian (and optionally, install it), you can boot from a 64-bit Live CD (GNOME desktop): [[http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/6.0.7/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-6.0.7-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso|Debian 6]] (stable, aka Squeeze) / [[http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/next/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-wheezy-live-rc1-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso|Debian 7]] (testing, aka Wheezy)
 * To '''install''' Debian, multi-architecture installers (32 bit '''and''' 64 bit) are also available: [[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.7/multi-arch/iso-cd/|Debian 6]] / [[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/multi-arch/iso-cd/|Debian 7]]
 * [[http://www.debian.org/distrib/|Other versions]], types and sizes of installers (including installers for older computers, network-based, servers, etc.) are available for more experienced users
 *
Find out more about [[http://www.debian.org/releases/]], including community support cycles, release/End-of-Life dates, repositories, etc.

Welcome to Debian

This space is maintained by the Welcome Team, a group of current Debian users and developers wanting to help other aspiring or beginner Debian users.

Join us on IRC: #debian-welcome on OFTC

Starting points

Try or Install Debian

The following files are ISO images which can be used to make a bootable CD or USB key used to start your system with. More details about this, specially how to create such media in other operating systems, are available on the FAQ.

  • To try Debian (and optionally, install it), you can boot from a 64-bit Live CD (GNOME desktop): Debian 6 (stable, aka Squeeze) / Debian 7 (testing, aka Wheezy)

  • To install Debian, multi-architecture installers (32 bit and 64 bit) are also available: Debian 6 / Debian 7

  • Other versions, types and sizes of installers (including installers for older computers, network-based, servers, etc.) are available for more experienced users

  • Find out more about http://www.debian.org/releases/, including community support cycles, release/End-of-Life dates, repositories, etc.

First time around

Joining the Debian Community

Expats, welcome

Eventually each distribution's section would move to a page under /Welcome, as content is augmented/improved.

Ubuntu

Developer resources

  • Debian derivatives front-desk

  • Utnubu is Ubuntu spelled backwards. One of Ubuntu's activities is frequently redistributing packages originally from Debian to Ubuntu's users. Well, Utnubu is about the reverse, copying packages from Ubuntu to Debian.