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What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Debian is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Debian is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Debian's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Debian?

Companies
1965 companies reportedly use Debian in their tech stacks, including trivago, N26, and BlaBlaCar.

Developers
7709 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Debian.

Debian Integrations

JFrog Artifactory, Apache Traffic Server, Netdata, Jenkins X, and Mercurial are some of the popular tools that integrate with Debian. Here's a list of all 48 tools that integrate with Debian.
Pros of Debian
48
Massively supported
44
Stable
17
Reliable
7
Turnkey linux use it
5
Aptitude
3
Customizable
3
Works on all architectures
3
It is free
Decisions about Debian

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Debian in their tech stack.

Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 441.4K views

Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform.

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Debian Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Debian?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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Debian's Followers
6245 developers follow Debian to keep up with related blogs and decisions.