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Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie)

Debian | 8.7

Linux/Unix, Debian 8.6+1 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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4-star reviews ( Show all reviews )

    Gabriel H.

Stable, safe and robust operating system.

  • July 27, 2019
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
With Debian I have a very well developed and stable Linux Operating System, I can program and adapt my projects very well with this system. Debian is the most stable system that Linux has, with a very large community of experts who constantly give updates and improvements.

Debian allows me to have many options, I can use it to control networks, servers, and personal computers, with an easy, fast and secure desktop.
What do you dislike?
Debian is a very advanced system but difficult to configure, it is difficult for new users in the Linux world to enter with this large distribution, many programs must be installed separately for proper operation.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I have Debian installed on my personal PC, there I can have everything in one place, create softwares, modify Debian to my needs, control networks of my work site and have server options and everything from an operating system, with its graphical interface and Desktop I can surf the internet very well and do many things with a single Operating System on my PC.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
I recommend Debian to users with experience in programming and Free Software, it is a very robust system but complex in many things.
With Debian you can have a virus-free personal PC and configure networks with server programs, all from the same Operating System.

    Education Management

Best Linux experience and performance

  • April 17, 2019
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
· A lot of Linux distributions are based on Debian (Ubuntu e.g.) so it exist a great bunch of packets perfectly suited for this distro.
· Good performance both in graphical and terminal enviroments (Lighter than Ubuntu, for example).
· Very easy to install.
What do you dislike?
· Maybe more difficult to start with than Ubuntu, because it dowsn't have "Store". Nevertheless, it is only a small effort to put all on the go.
· GUI is a bit "old fashioned" compared to Ubuntu, but easy to change.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I've been using Debian as my standard testing Linux distribution for TCP/IP protocol stack behaviour and DNS, DHCP, LDAP, etc. server configuration. I realized this distro is perfectly suited for terminal usage, because all this tasks were done easily only on terminal.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If this is your first experience with Linux, maybe you should try Ubuntu first, it's easier to start with it. Well, of course you need to know if you want a Debian-based distro or a Red Hat one, but I suppose you have it chosen if you are reading this. Nowadays, from my point of view Debian is better than all of derived distros, so you won't chose badly.

    Rochmad Saputra

Ultime Power !!!, but cant upgrade to 2018 instance series(m5,t3,etc)

  • October 05, 2018
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using this debain from 2017, im using t2.2xlarge, but cant upgrade to t3.2xlarge,
and cant upgrade too from m4.2xlarge to m5.2xlarge :(


not up-to-date for latest instance types

  • September 15, 2018
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been using this for years, and upgraded it to stretch without an issue. now i want to upgrade from t2 to t3 and it says it isn't compatible. :(


AMI Instance Authentication Issues

  • September 01, 2016
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If this AMI is used to create an instance, that would change something and use it to create a new AMI, then the authentication on the latest instance created will be possible only using the initial SSH authentication keys that has been used initially, even if you add a different key when creating the final instance. Anyone has an idea why?


AWS Debian Linux

  • March 29, 2015
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

This service is a great way to get a basic Linux system up and running and serving functionality on the Internet. With the AWS services, I'm able to move rapidly through design to a fully deployed system, with confidence that the services will function as needed throughout the lifetime of the project.

    Hugo Rodrigues

Nice but no t2

  • February 03, 2015
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It's awesome to have Debian on Amazon Web Services but there is one problem, HVM doesn't exists and there are no support for t2 type instances, unlike others distros on AWS. For me, it's the only reason for not using Debian.

    Lionel Kuhlmann

Perfect and flexible virtual processing

  • April 01, 2014
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Once I was setup to choose the linux and windows type I wanted, it is incredible easy to startup and test a mulitude of configuration.
One missing point though is the farce to use RD for windows+GPU setup - this is not useful


Easy and straightforward Linux image.

  • April 12, 2013
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Can't go wrong with this image.

I would of given a 5 star but I had to research what account to login as. FYI... Its "Admin"

    Bastian Wagner

Very good, but...

  • March 28, 2013
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Thanks for the Debian GNU/Linux AMI. The only issue I had experienced is that login is required with 'admin', instead of 'root' or 'ec2-user' as mentioned in the Amazon documentation.

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