Debian 10 gets second point release with important security fixes

If stability and security are one of your top priorities (as it should be), Debian 10.2 is the update that you cannot afford to miss out on.

Debian just got a lot more secure, all thanks to the latest second point update to buster. No matter how much you’re into the Linux or open-source world, maybe you never got a chance to try out Debian, and there’s nothing to be ashamed about that. Let FOSSLinux give you a brief intro to this operating system.

Although Debian is a Linux-based, open-source operating system, much like its other contemporaries, what makes it unique is the fact that it comes with a wide array of pre-installed software aimed at people belonging to different walks of life. It’s the mother of popular distros like Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Tails, Purism, and more.

Apart from that, you will also find other popular operating systems like Ubuntu and Kali Linux to be based on Debian. For those who weren’t keeping up with the recent developments in the Debian project, you can read more about its latest major release, Debian 10, by clicking here.

Now getting to the actual news, let’s see what the new Debian 10.2 has in store for us.

What’s New in Debian 10.2

Keeping in mind that this is only a minor release, users shouldn’t be expecting a whole lot of new features with Debian 10.2. Also, it can be seen that the developers were mainly focused on improving the security of the OS with this update.

Not only that, but work has also been done on making bug-fixes so that users can have more stable experience with a variety of software, such as Chromium, Firefox, Thunderbird, Python 2.7, and LibreOffice.

Apart from the changes above, the development team has integrated more than 100 security enhancements and bug fixes into Debian 10.2. With that being said, we should note that the Firefox package has been removed from older 32-ARM devices based on the armel Debian port.

Also, the company has announced the release of Debian 10.2 ISO images for various architectures, including 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (amd64), and ARM64 (AArch64) to name a few. However, you don’t have to download them if you’ve been regularly updating your Debian 10 system.

Conclusion

If stability and security are one of your top priorities (as it should be), Debian 10.2 is the update that you cannot afford to miss out on. Want to know more about this release? Head over to our official news source.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.

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