The latest release of Debian, one of the most popular Linux distributions, is here. The Debian Project has announced the eighth stable update (Debian GNU/Linux 8.8) of the stable distribution Debian 8 “jessie.”
Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 brings along tons of security fixes to the stable Debian 8 release. The security advisories for many of these fixes have been already published by the project separately. Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 release also brings a few fixes for some serious problems.
The changes can be notably listed as package updates and fixes for Linux kernel, Binutils, and NVIDIA graphics drivers. On the announcement page, if you count the bug fixes, they turn out to be more than 60. On the security front, there are total 90 fixes.
Please note that Debian GNU/Debian 8.8 isn’t a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything. “Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update,” according to the release announcement.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht