Debian 7 Wheezy available

Debian 7 Wheezy has been officially released yesterday and is now available for download. This new version of Debian includes several interesting features, such as multi-architecture support, various specific tools for deploying private cloud infrastructure, a improved installer, and a complete set of codecs and media players that eliminate the need for third-party repositories.


Multi-architecture support allows Debian users to install packages for multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that it is now possible, for the first time, to install 32-bit and 64-bit software on the same system and have all relevant dependencies resolved automatically.

The installation process has been greatly improved: Debian can now be installed using speech synthesis software, for example for visually impaired people who do not use a Braille display. Thanks to the combined efforts of a large number of translators, the installation system is available in 73 languages, and more than a dozen of them can also be used with speech synthesis software.

Also, for the first time, Debian supports installation and booting using UEFI for new 64-bit PCs (amd64), although there is no support for "secure boot" (UEFI Secure Boot) yet.

Wheezy comes with the Linux 3.2 kernel. Regarding desktop environments we have GNOME 3.4, KDE 4.8 and Xfce 4.8, in addition to LXDE. This version includes a large number of updated software packages such as:

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Asterisk 1.8.13.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • the GNU 4.7.2 Compiler Collection
  • Icedove and Iceweasel 10
  • The kFreeBSD 8.3 and 9.0 kernels
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • MySQL 5.5.30
  • Nagios 3.4.1
  • OpenJDK 6b27 and 7u3
  • Perl 5.14.2
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.1
  • Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  • Samba 3.6.6
  • Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
  • Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4
  • X.Org 7.7
  • more than 36.000 ready-to-use software packages, compiled from nearly 17.500 source packages.

Source: Debian


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  1.   jose miguel rodriguez said

    I already downloaded it now I will do a tutorial on how to install it you can see it in http://www.notiubuntu.blogspot.com

  2.   Julio Cesar Leon Darruiz said

    Kind regards. I have the wheezy version since last year and it has kernel 2.6. Placing the official repositories recently for stable wheezy, it has not made me update the kernel to 3.2. Should I do that manual update?. It is the first time I have debian and especially in this version change. In Ubuntu when the kernel update was available, it indicated it and one decided to install or not. Thank you

  3.   danielcb said

    Enter this section:
    http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/7.0.0/i386/iso-cd/

    The default iso is Gnome, it should run on a netbook but I think it won't work THAT well (the same could happen with KDE). If this is the case, you will have to opt for xfce.

    NOTE: I don't think things have changed, CD1 is enough. Although the Gnome is default, when booting the CD in the menu there is the option to choose the others that Debian handles. I say this so that you do not download the other images from the various desktops.

  4.   Sergio said

    It was a good update, a big jump from kernel 2.6 to 3.2. Perfect support for ATI Hybrid Graphics, in the previous version it was difficult to compile those cards, now no problem 😉

  5.   Sergio said

    Install only the kernel, for me it is much better, you install only what you need, you can use slim as a login window and openbox as a window manager. Or if you want something more graphic, the META desktop is fine. Regards.

  6.   Frank said

    And which of all those isos should I download?
    for a notebook

  7.   AlbertoAru said

    I use cinnamon, I downloaded the beta with gnome 3 and then I installed cinnamon. What have you used before? xfce may look more like gnome 2, kde is heavier, beautiful but it has 70 thousand more applications

  8.   gamlr said

    I have the beta for a month and I have not had errors, it behaves like a final version

  9.   Edward Fields said

    in that case there should be a version of debian without a graphical interface, to avoid crashes, as in ubuntu server

  10.   yukiteru said

    Debian can be installed without a graphical interface from any of your installation media by simply choosing the option to install only the "Base system"

  11.   Edward Fields said

    But isn't it true that the system's process management is different in a version server? there is still much to learn from debian.

  12.   Javier Bravo said

    Yes, Debian does not have a server version like Ubuntu. You only have to use the stable or old stable version.

  13.   Edward Fields said

    is the normal version of debian the same as used for servers?

  14.   aragon-INF said

    I'm not very fluent with linux ... but being you, I would add the whezze repos to my source.list, then add the gpg keys if necessary and finally # aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade

  15.   AlejRoF3f1p said

    I downloaded this image: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/7.0.0/i386/iso-dvd/debian-7.0.0-i386-DVD-3.iso, with JDownloader in ubuntu 13.04, and I can't use it, neither on my usb, nor on virtualbox, I want to use debian and I can't, as I do if it is supposed to be an official image and I downloaded it complete (4.4G)

  16.   Let's use Linux said

    Did you do the MD5 sum check?
    Hug! Paul.

    2013/6/10

  17.   spmfug said

    Hello, good blog, what if you put a direct updated link to download the Linux Debian 7 Wheezy without redirecting to another, and another, and another. Download link. thanks

    1.    elav said

      And couldn't you make a normal suggestion that doesn't sound so sarcastic? The link just didn't work because that version of Debian was already updated to 7.5.0.

  18.   Somfug said

    Correcting the previous comment because I misspelled my name (Spmfug by Somfug), and when I say to another and to another I mean that when you click you go from page to page and if you know what you want to download you lose time, and sometimes you lose tab in tab and if we are not knowledgeable you can imagine, you get lots of distributions, then one stop and think ... what was the distro that I wanted to download?, then to delete tabs, including those that say 404 not found, and again to search A link that shows me the «download window», »EYE» I am not criticizing, I only ask or suggest that you help non-educated people like me to go directly to the download, and again thanks, sometimes we want to learn quickly, with blog like these and user comments you learn a lot. Somfug. Caracas Venezuela.

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