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This space is maintained by the [[Teams/Welcome|Welcome Team]], a group of current Debian users and developers wanting to help other aspiring or beginner Debian users. This space is maintained by the [[Teams/Welcome|Welcome Team]], a group of current Debian users and developers wanting to help other aspiring or beginner Debian users and contributors.
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 * Ask your questions and check the beginners guides on the [[http://ask.debian.net|Debian Q&A site]] or on [[http://forums.debian.net/|the Debian forums]]
 * '''More experienced users''' may prefer going directly to one of the numerous [[http://lists.debian.org/|mailing lists]]. [[http://lists.debian.org/users.html|Debian-user-* lists]] are normally used for technical help in specific languages.
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=== Try or Install Debian ===
Debian 8 (
"Jessie") is the current version, released on Saturday April 25th, 2015. See [[https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150426.html|the announcement]], [[https://bits.debian.org/2015/04/jessie-released.html|blog post]] and [[https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/installmanual|installation guide]] and [[https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/releasenotes|release notes]].

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]].
* Install Debian: click on the white and green button "Download Debian" in the upper right side of our homepage https://www.debian.org . It will download an ISO image 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]].
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 * To '''try''' Debian (and optionally, install it), you can boot from a Live CD (GNOME desktop): [[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/iso-hybrid/debian-live-8.1.0-i386-gnome-desktop.iso|Debian 8.1]] (stable, aka Jessie)
 * '''More experienced users''' may want to create a custom LiveCD with the [[http://live-build-cgi.debian.net/cgi-bin/live-build|Debian Web Live CD generator]] or download [[http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/|other versions]], types and sizes of installers (including installers for older computers, network-based, servers, etc.).
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Find out more about [[http://www.debian.org/releases/|Debian releases]], including community support cycles, release/End-of-Life dates, repositories, etc.
 * To '''try''' Debian (and optionally, install it), you can boot from a [[https://www.debian.org/CD/live|Live CD/DVD/USB]]


 * We have [[https://www.debian.org/support|many different channels for user support]], just ask using your preferred method.
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 * Read [[http://www.debian.org/social_contract|The Debian Social Contract]]
 * [[DebianWiki/EditorQuickStart#Account|Create your home page on the wiki]]
 * Check [[DebianWiki/Content#writing-style|the wiki content writing style guidelines]] before contributing content
  * Check [[DebianWiki/EditorGuide#Screenshots|the Screenshots section in the Editor Guide]] before contributing screenshots
 * For making your first contributions or receive help about joining a team: [[Teams/Welcome|Welcome Team]]
 * For receive help in specific fields: please join #debian-mentors or contact your team
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Eventually each distribution's section would move to a page under /Welcome, as content is augmented/improved.

Translation(s): English - ?Español - Français - Italiano


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 and contributors.

Starting points

First time around

* Install Debian: click on the white and green button "Download Debian" in the upper right side of our homepage https://www.debian.org . It will download an ISO image 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.

Joining the Debian Community

  • For making your first contributions or receive help about joining a team: Welcome Team

  • For receive help in specific fields: please join #debian-mentors or contact your team

Expats, welcome

Ubuntu

Developer resources

  • Debian derivatives front-desk

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