Debian 8.0 Jessie Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 25 April 2015 at 10:44 PM EDT. 16 Comments
As expected, Debian 8.0 "Jessie" was officially released today after being in development for two years.
Over at you can read the official release announcement for Jessie. Among the changes in Debian 8.0 are improved UEFI support, defaulting to systemd as the init system, and a whole ton of package updates.

Overall, Debian 8.0 Jessie is a very exciting update. Expect more Debian Jessie benchmarks on Phoronix in the near future, but until then, it's back to working on the new Phoronix server upgrade this weekend.
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