Debian 12.4 released with bug and security fixes, new installation options

Debian 12.4 is the latest version of the Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” operating system series, and it was released today by the Debian Project. This version replaces Debian 12.3, which had a problem with the EXT4 file system that could cause data loss.

Debian 12.4 comes two months after Debian 12.2, and it is a good option for those who want to install the operating system on new computers. With Debian 12.4, you don’t need to download many updates from the online repositories after the installation, because they are already included in the installation media.

Debian 12.4 has all the security and software updates that were released for the Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” operating system series since October 7th, 2023. This means that it has 94 packages with bug fixes and 65 packages with security fixes.

Debian 12.4 can be installed on different types of computers, such as 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), IBM System z (s390x), MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPS 32-bit Little Endian (mipsel), MIPS, Armel, ARMhf, and AArch64 (arm64).

Debian 12.4 also has live images for 64-bit systems, which let you try the operating system without installing it. The live images have different desktop environments, such as KDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXQt, LXDE, Cinnamon, and MATE. There is also a NetInstall image, which lets you install Debian over the internet.

If you already have Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” on your computer, you should update it to Debian 12.4 by running the sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade commands in a terminal or a virtual console. This way, you will get the latest security and bug fixes that are in this new version.

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