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
First time around
Keep up with the latest news quickly with Debian Project News
Ask your questions and check the beginners guides on the Debian Q&A site or on the Debian forums
More experienced users may prefer going directly to one of the numerous mailing lists. Debian-user-* lists are normally used for technical help in specific languages.
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
More experienced users may prefer other versions, types and sizes of installers (including installers for older computers, network-based, servers, etc.).
Find out more about Debian releases, including community support cycles, release/End-of-Life dates, repositories, etc.
Joining the Debian Community
Check the wiki content writing style guidelines before contributing content
Check the Screenshots section in the Editor Guide before contributing screenshots
Eventually each distribution's section would move to a page under /Welcome, as content is augmented/improved.
Utnubu (inactive) 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.