Debian 5.04 i386 the "stable" distribution contains the latest officially released distribution of Debian. This is the production release of Debian,
The current "stable" distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is version 5.0.4, codenamed lenny. It was released on January 30th, 2010. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Being the architecture with the largest number of developers, and the first one supported by Debian, most of the general Debian web pages apply to this port.
Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux. Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 25000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.