uname -a; lsb_release -a;
Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3 (2016-07-02) i686 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 (jessie)
Release: 8.5
Codename: jessie

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Release table

Version Code name Release date Ports Packages Maintainers Linux kernel Security support until Long-term support until References
1.1 Buzz 17 June 1996 1 474 N/A 2.0 N/A None [1]
1.2 Rex 12 December 1996 848 120 N/A N/A [1]
1.3 Bo 5 June 1997 974 200 2.0.33 N/A [1]
2.0 Hamm 24 July 1998 2 ≈ 1,500 ≈ 400 2.0.34 N/A [1]
2.1 Slink 9 March 1999 4 ≈ 2,250 N/A 2.0.34, 2.0.35, 2.0.36, 2.0.38 30 October 2000 [1][30][31]
2.2 Potato 14–15 August 2000 6 ≈ 3,900 ≈ 450 2.0.38, 2.2.19 30 June 2003 [1][32][33]
3.0 Woody 19 July 2002 11 ≈ 8,500 ≈ 900 2.2.20, 2.4.6 30 June 2006 [1][34][35][36]
3.1 Sarge 6 June 2005 ≈ 15,400 N/A 2.4.27, 2.6.8 31 March 2008 [1][37][38]
4.0 Etch 8 April 2007 ≈ 18,000 ≈ 1,030 2.6.18 15 February 2010 [1][39][40]
5.0 Lenny 14 February 2009 12 ≈ 23,000 N/A 2.6.26 6 February 2012 [1][41][42]
6.0 Squeeze 6 February 2011 11 ≈ 29,000 N/A 2.6.32 19 July 2014 29 February 2016 [1][43][44][45][46]
7 Wheezy 4 May 2013 13 ≈ 36,000 N/A 3.2 26 April 2016 May 2018 [1][47][48][49][45]
8 Jessie 25–26 April 2015 10 ≈ 43,000 N/A 3.16 May 2018 April/May 2020 [1][50][51][45]
9 Stretch TBA TBA TBA TBA 4.10 TBA TBA [1][52]
10 Buster TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA [53]
11 Bullseye TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA [54]
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