For the long-awaited release of Debian 11 we have summarized the most important new features in a weekend article! Reading time: 4 minutes
Sa, 14. August 2021, Denys Konovalov
After 2 years of waiting, version 11 Bullseye of Debian GNU / Linux was finally released a few minutes ago! The new version of the very well-known and important Linux distribution contains many new features, which we have summarized for you in this article!
According to official information, over 70% of all packages in the repositories have been updated. 11294 new packages have been added, which corresponds to a current package base of 59551 packages. The most important new packages are always the desktop environments. The following are now available in Debian 11:
All of the above are available here as a live CD, but can also be installed using a Debian Installer CD / DVD.
In addition, many important programs are now available in newer versions, such as B. LibreOffice 7 or Inkscape 1.0.2.
Developers can look forward to PHP 7.4, Perl 5.33, Python 3.9.1 and Rustc 1.48. The most widely used compilers GCC and LLVM / Clang are available in versions 10.2 and 9.0.1 / 11.0.1, respectively.
The new Debian release relies on the latest LTS kernel 5.10. Among other things, this brings out-of-the-box support for exFAT in Debian for the first time.
Other important changes include the improved support for driverless printing and scanning both via cable and via the network, a new hash algorithm for passwords and the standard use of the SystemD persistent journal.
An innovation that many Debian users look forward to every time is of course the new Debian artwork.
The new artwork is called Homeworld and was created by the French designer Juliette Taka, who also provided the artwork for versions 9 (stretch) and 8 (Jessie).
You can take a artwork in our article on the first release candidate closer look at the .
With the new and mostly current programs, Debian 11 Bullseye is one of the most current Debian releases at the time of release.
Current desktop environments are delivered and the software cannot be described as outdated. This means that Debian 11 Bullseye can become a very successful Debian release and finally has the potential, as a veteran of most Linux distributions, to be used as a desktop system by many users who were shied away from the very old software.
Do you think Debian has finally arrived completely on the desktop, or is the software still too old in your opinion? Do you use Debian or do you plan to try Bullseye Debian now after the release of version 11? Overall, what do you think of the new release?
Discuss with us in the comments or in the GNU / Linux.ch Community!
We thank you for paying us your attention for this important release on the weekend and we wish you a relaxing weekend.