Gartner Research

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System

Published: 16 June 2005

ID: G00128102

Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley, Cynthia Lubrano


Debian GNU/Linux is a noncommercial Linux distribution, maintained in an open source, free distribution environment rather than a traditional commercial software development environment. It provides more than 8,700 applications and support for 11 computing architectures.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Pure Open Source Distribution
    • Insanely Low Entry Price and Packed
    • Platform Support
  • Limitations
    • Lacks Conventional Enterprise Support
    • Slow Distribution Cycle
  • Insight

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