The Debian Installer team has announced the official launch of the first release client for Debian Squeeze with updated Linux kernels to version 2.6.36-39. Debian is often used by virtual server hosting vendors to establish a Debian VPS or other Linux-based virtual server.
The new Debian release client features a number of upgrades, including new artwork for the Sqeeze theme, a fix for issues that occurred when users attempted licenses for non-free firmware and the ability to avoid reloading when webmasters use a network interface module that is already configured.
New updates have also been made to a few of Debian's larger systems. The Live installer, for example, no longer contains back-end packages used for live-boot and live-config during a normal installation. Other major systems updated within Debian include GNU/ kFreeBSD, GNU/Linux and PowerPC. Localization features have also been enhanced in the release client.
Last month, Debian announced plans to remove all non-free kernels in Squeeze had come to fruition, with all of the non-free Linux kernels successfully taken out of the program. This allowed the product to meet Debian's official standards for open source code.