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Five things to like About Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'

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Now occupying the No. 5 spot on DistroWatch, Debian consistently resides within the site's top-10 list of page-hit rankings. The software is available as a free download to install or take for a test drive. Here's a small sampling of some of the key new improvements.

1. Wider accessibility

Installing Debian is now easier than ever, thanks to a new installer that offers better accessibility as well as other benefits. The installation system is available in 73 languages, and more than a dozen of them are available for speech synthesis as well.

“Debian can now be installed using software speech, above all by visually impaired people who do not use a Braille device,” the project team explained in the official release announcement.

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