Another key benefit of Debian is that the distribution is packaged for
multiple architectures, including Alpha, ARM, HP PA-RISC, Intel x86,
Intel IA-64, Motorola 680x0, MIPS, MIPS (DEC), PowerPC, IBM S/390, and
SPARC! That's quite a choice.
Also, an unofficial packaging for the AMD64 is available from
And even more interestingly, Debian is not tied to the Linux kernel!
There's also a ``Linux-free'' Debian called Debian/Hurd (hurd-i386)
and, surprisingly there is even discussion of a Debian/Cygwin which
runs Debian packages on legacy MS/Windows platforms via the
Cygwin compatibility toolkit. Now that will be something to see!
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