Debian 6.0, more popularly known as Squeeze, debuted earlier this month and offers a number of benefits over its predecessor.
According to a recent ServerWatch report, Debian updates its software less often than many other virtual server application makers, but when it does make an upgrade, it is thorough. The report said it has been almost exactly two years since Debian 5.0 released, and noted a number of major upgrades included in Squeeze.
One of the most important important updates has to do with Squeeze now being completely free. While open source software is, by nature, free, users often have to pay to access certain parts of the program. Debian has painstakingly developed Squeeze, removing all non-free kernels and making the application's license completely free.
Another major component included in Squeeze is its non-exclusivity with Linux. Previous versions of Debian were only functional running on Linux systems, but Squeeze's FreeBSD Kernel allows it to run on non-Linux systems, according to the report.
According to a recent Unix Blog report, a Debian VPS is among the most reliable virtual private server options, and Debian is frequently used as a foundational application on a relatively bare-bones server that leaves users with room for customization.