Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 26 January 2015 at 09:36 AM EST. Add A Comment
The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.

While some Debian developers were hoping to release Debian 8.0 before February, it doesn't look like that will pan out given that the first release candidate of the installer surfaced today.

The Debian Installer Jessie RC1 has improvements in determining missing firmware, updated artwork landed, the i386 kernel was renamed to 586 since 486 hasn't worked in a while, and there's many updated packages and improved hardware support.

Those wishing to learn more about today's Debian 8.0 Jessie RC1 installer release can find the official release announcement at with more details.

Update: While the announcement was just issued today, it turns out it's the same installer images released earlier this month and covered on Phoronix at that time but there wasn't any announcement until today.
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