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Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie)

Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software primarily under the GNU General Public License along with other free software licenses. Debian GNU/Linux, which includes the GNU OS tools and Linux kernel, is a popular and influential Linux... See more

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I'm familiar with Debian GNU/Linux.

  • By Hironobu SUZUKI
  • on 04/01/2014

I've been a user of GNU/Linux for long time. Debian GNU/Linux is a kind of liberal OS/Distribution for computer science or computer technology skill.

It's a Debian server. On AWS. It's free tier applicable. What more do you want?

  • By David Jennings
  • on 03/30/2014

It's Debian, it's awesome. It just works and the AWS is a piece of cake to deploy. Apparently this review needs to be 20 words and I can't think of more to use, but this instance is great. Give it a go!

As good as expected

  • By René
  • on 03/10/2014

If you are used to Debian this is your choice. No issues, no problems, same old Debian as everywhere.

Just in a few minutes

  • By Advantage PC
  • on 03/09/2014

Just about the time to setup a web server online with Apache, MySQL & PHP5. Secure and fast, no Debian install required, just click and use.
I really believe this will change the rules of the game for IT crow.

BAREBONES - follow my guide

  • By HardSaver "Tone"
  • on 02/17/2014

Look people - This is a bare bones debian install - to get a webserver going...(or basically anything installed)

After logging in with 'admin' and your private key via SSH

sudo nano /etc/apt/source.list

deb wheezy main
deb-src wheezy main

deb wheezy/updates main
deb-src wheezy/updates main

deb wheezy-updates main
deb-src wheezy-updates main

You will have to update missing sw sources to the above.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tasksel #key install sw for complex installs

Then; Set up a webserver.

sudo tasksel install web-server
sudo apt-get install build-essential php5-dev php5-gd php-pear

#make the webserver start on boot via remote control file
sudo update-rc.d apache2 defaults

#Personally I cannot function with out the locate command!
sudo apt-get install locate

sudo updatedb #update the directory database

anyway that should help a lot in getting many setup to use the service!

Easy and quick install of debian for my development environment

  • By stephan T
  • on 02/16/2014

I have created 3 environments for development, test and production with debian Linux. Installation was fast and easy and it runs flawless.
Combined with the right backup tools and space on S1 it is secure. Even the t1-micro environment is fast enough to do all the tasks I want.

The Perfect Virtual Machine

  • By JLFrancois
  • on 02/11/2014

It is Debian and that is what makes it easy to deploy and in minutes I have exactly what I need in any size instance.

Simply a debian :-)

  • By Luca Villani
  • on 02/09/2014

No more to say: a small debian wheezy image, perfect to customize via --user-data-file switch of ec2-run-instances command (in your script remember to regenerate sshd keys and to remove "admin" unix user).

Debian is stable as ever

  • By Hunter Grubbs
  • on 02/08/2014

This is a stable image of Debian 7 (wheezy), and contains all that you would expect as such. Startup services are trimmed down to minimal for a lean footprint. Great for production.

Great service - needs a couple of very minor refinements

  • By Ian Cognito
  • on 02/05/2014

The Debian instance that I fired up was 7.3 and everything went off without a hitch.

I noticed in the other reviews the issue with logging in as 'admin' instead of 'root'. A good security move on Amazon/Debian's part, but a potential gotcha that should be brought to the attention of the installer with a bit more prominence, as a suggestion.

This instance was very well thought out, in terms of defaults, and the person or people responsible should be commended for a job well done. The instance naming convention could be a bit clearer, as a suggestion.

The step-by-step procedures are clear and comprehensive. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service, based on what has happened so far. I intend to put other services on AWS as a result of this experience.