Debian 9.5 Released: “Rock Solid” GNU/Linux Distro Arrives With Spectre v2 Fix

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Following the fourth point release of Debian 9 “stretch” in March, the developers of the popular GNU/Linux distro have shipped the latest update to its stable distribution. For those who don’t know, Debian 9 is an LTS version that’ll remain supported for 5 years.

As one would expect, this point release doesn’t bring any set of new features and keeps focusing on improving an already stable experience by delivering security patches and bug fixes. In case you’re looking for an option that brings new features, you can check out the recently released Linux Mint 19.

Coming back to Debian 9.5, all the security patches shipping with the release have already been published in the form of security advisories, and their references can be found in the official release post.

To be precise, Debian 9.5 was released with 100 security updates and 91 bug fixes spread across different packages.

As mentioned above, one shouldn’t expect any new features from this release. So, in case one’s running an existing installation of Debian 9, updating the machine is the best option. The users can point their package management system to one of the HTTP mirrors and upgrade the installations.

In case someone’s interested in fresh installation of Debian 9.5, the mirrors can be found at this page.

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