Dutch Debian Distribution Initiative

The address for Debian in the Netherlands -- and the rest of Europe

New Order


Debian 7.0 "Wheezy"
The newest Debian version 7.0 or "Wheezy" was officially released on May 4th, 2013. On this page, you can order CDs and DVDs.

Note: this page is rather complex - please take your time to study it carefully. All text is relevant!

(Nederlandse pagina > hier)


The following products are available:

Debian 7.0 or "Wheezy":

  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Official Binary CDs and DVDs (60 up to 68 CDs; or 9 or 10 DVDs),
    for amd64, armel, armhf, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, s390x and sparc.
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Unofficial Extras CDs and DVDs,
    for amd64, armel, armhf, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, s390x and sparc.
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Official Multi-Arch CDs and DVDs,
    for i386-amd64.
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Official Live CDs and DVDs,
    six flavors for i386 and amd64.
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0 Official Binary CDs and DVDs (61 or 62 CDs; or 7 DVDs),
    for i386 and amd64.
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0 Unofficial Extras CDs and DVDs,
    for i386 and amd64.
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Official Source CDs and DVDs (46 CDs or 8 DVDs).
Shipping CDs and DVDs in jewel cases would mean extra shipping costs, so paper sleeves are used instead. Empty jewel cases are available at your local record shop, computer or electronics store, and various other places. If you want, you can print artwork yourself.

Types of computers

Debian software is available for many different types of computers ("architectures"):

  • i386: the 'standard' desktop and laptop PC, using processors ranging from the Intel 80486 up to the newest Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core and Atom, and compatibles like AMD K5 and up, Athlon- and Phenom-variants, and VIA C3 and up
  • amd64: full 64-bit support for 'standard' 64-bit desktop and laptop PCs, using 64-bit processors by AMD with "AMD64" extensions, namely since Athlon64 and Opteron, and also Intel with "EM64T" extensions, namely new Xeon and Core 2 and higher. These processors can also be used as i386, but then only in 32-bit mode; read more...
  • armel: the little-endian EABI variant for 'ARMv4t' and 'ARMv5t' processors (in Linksys NSLU2, various NAS devices, tablets, Raspberry Pi); read more...
  • armhf: the new little-endian EABI variant for 'ARMv7' and newer processors that have hardware floating-point operations available (in various tablets and smartphones, embedded devices); read more...
  • ia64: Intel's 64-bit Itanium processors in some high-end systems, not sold much (so not 64-bit PCs and laptops, for those see amd64 above); read more...
  • mips: processors by MIPS, big-endian variant (in SGI Indy and Indigo2 workstations, Cavium Octeon); read more...
  • mipsel: processors by MIPS, little-endian variant (in Digital DECstations, Loongson 2e/2f, Yeelong laptop); read more...
  • powerpc: the 'PowerPC' processors, including G3/G4/G5, of Motorola/IBM (in Apple's PowerMac, iMac, Mac Mini, etc.); read more...
  • s390: the S/390-series mainframes of IBM, 32-bit mode; read more...
  • s390x: the S/390-series mainframes of IBM, 64-bit mode (for example z196, z114); read more...
  • sparc: the sun4u 'Ultra' and sun4v 'Niagara' processors by Sun (in UltraSPARC workstations, etc.); read more...

=> If your computer runs (or can run) Windows 95/98/200x/ME/XP/Vista/7/8 (but not RT), then i386 is suitable for it.
=> If your computer runs (or can run) Windows XP/Vista/7/8 in 64-bit mode, then amd64 is suitable for it.

Since ca. 2008, most desktop and laptop PCs have 64-bit support. You can use the amd64 variant for these. Thanks to the "Multi-arch" functions available in Debian 7.0, most i386 software will work effortlessly on an amd64 installation (such as Flash, Adobe Reader, Java, Firefox plugins).

The source codes on the Source CDs and DVDs are architecture-independent and can be compiled anywhere.

For everything except i386 and amd64, there usually are special requirements. Before ordering, please carefully study all information available via http://www.debian.org/ports.


Debian 7.0 is available with the well-known standard Linux kernel. That's what most users are interested in.

But for those who fancy it, Debian is also available with the FreeBSD kernel. This means only the kernel and a few support utilities; everything else is still the well-known Debian software including the GNU libc and compiler collection. Please keep in mind that this is a "technology preview", especially since there is only limited support for popular desktop applications at this moment. More information is available via the Debian kFreeBSD page and FAQ.

=> Almost everyone can forget the kFreeBSD version.

What is on which CD and DVD?

The installable programs on the Binary CDs and DVDs are ordered, starting with highest popularity. The source code on the Source CDs and DVDs is sorted alphabetically. The DVDs have the same content as approximately 7 CDs.
To summarize:

Installation progs
Source code
Binary-2 up to 7
  Binary-8 up to 14  
Almost never used
  Binary-15 up to 21  
Almost never used
  Binary-57 up to 63  
Almost never used
  Binary-64 up to 68  
Almost never used
Source-1 up to 6
Packages 0 - D
  Source-7 up to 13  
Packages D - F
  Source-40 up to 44  
Packages S - W
  Source-45 up to 46  
Packages W - Z

(Not all types of computers have the same amount of CDs and DVDs; see the ordering form below.)

The exact contents of all CDs and DVDs can be found via the search function. Try for example "gnucash _i386" or "gnucash .tar" (without the quotes) to find i386-binary resp. source packages of gnucash. Mind the space between the search terms.

The Extras CDs and DVDs

First of all, the Extras CDs and DVDs contain often-used software from the Debian archive that is not included on any Official Binary CD and DVD. In general, this means software from the sections 'contrib' and 'non-free'. (So this provides the physical transmission that is required to set up this part of a Debian mirror.) Also, the "Marillat" archive of multimedia programs is included, as well as some non-Debian-specific software such as the "free edition" of WordPerfect 8 for Linux.

The remainder of the Extras CDs is filled with interesting software packages from the Binary-8 up to 68 CDs. The Extras DVDs are filled up with interesting software packages from the Binary-2 up to 10 DVDs. Software on these CDs and DVDs is hardly ever used, so practically nobody has any need for them. The very few interesting packages from these CDs and DVDs are included on the Extras CDs and DVDs. Together with the Binary-1 up to 7 CDs or the Binary-1 DVD, this forms an excellently usable combination.

No Netinst and Businesscard CDs any more

For earlier versions of Debian, there were small-format CDs that you could easily keep with you at all times. Unfortunately, this possibility is not available any more since Debian 7.0.

Businesscard CDs only had very limited use, namely until the next revision, some months later. Due to the volume of complaints this caused, Debian has decided to no longer produce any Businesscard CDs at all.

Debian still produces Netinst CD images, but they have grown too big to fit on 8cm CDs. And a Netinst on normal CD size does not have any advantage over a Binary-1 CD that holds more content for the same price. Therefore, we no longer have Netinst CDs in our catalog.

(Also the Live CD "Standard" variant has grown too big for an 8cm CD, and is available only in normal CD size.)

Multi-Arch CDs and DVDs

"Multi-Arch" CDs and DVDs are available, that can be used on two different kinds of computers. They are bootable and installable on both i386 and amd64.

The Multi-Arch CD contains about half of the i386 Binary-1 CD, plus about half of the amd64 Binary-1 CD. Using it, you can install a very minimal Debian system on a harddrive, and then have the rest downloaded from the internet.

The Multi-Arch DVD contains just a bit more than the Binary-1 and 2 CDs of both i386 and amd64, plus all corresponding source packages. Even without a network connection, this will allow the installation of a reasonably useful Debian environment on both kinds of computers. This DVD is mostly meant to be distributed at conferences and trade shows, so that people do not need to think about what type of computer they have.

Live CDs and DVDs

Several official "Live" CD and DVD flavors are available for i386 and amd64 computers. These CDs/DVDs boot directly into a compact Debian environment which runs completely from the CD/DVD. Most hardware including network and video cards will be auto-detected, but expect some rough edges since the Live CDs are a relatively new development.

Six flavors of Live CDs/DVDs are available:

GNOME : DVD, graphical environment with the GNOME desktop.
KDE : DVD, graphical environment with the KDE desktop.
LXDE : DVD, graphical environment with the LXDE desktop.
XFCE : DVD, graphical environment with the XFCE desktop.
Rescue : DVD, text environment with many sysadmin programs.
Standard : CD, quite minimal text environment.

For the purpose of repairing computers on location, the "Live Rescue" DVD is more suitable than the the "Live Standard" CD. On the "Rescue" DVD much additional software is included, such as lynx/links, gcc/g++/gdb/make, mc, ppp/pppoe/pptp, minicom, openvpn, dosfstools/ntfs-3g, tcpdump, and many others. Note that most of these programs are also not available on any of the graphical desktop Live DVDs, as these are meant purely for desktop use with software like Iceweasel (Firefox) and LibreOffice.

More information is available on live.debian.net. For exact contents, see the .packages files for i386 and amd64.

You can order the "Live Standard" CD by entering lettercode 'LS' in the "Separate items" section at the bottom of this page. For the various Live DVD flavors, use lettercode 'LG', 'LK', 'LL', 'LX' or 'LR'.

Which CDs or DVDs do I need?

  • If you want to install Debian: at least the Binary-1 CD or DVD.
  • If you want all useful software: the Binary-1 up to 7 and Extras CDs; or the Binary-1 and Extras DVDs;
  • If you also want all "useless" software: all other Binary CDs or DVDs.
  • If you want to use Debian without installing: any Live DVD desktop flavor.
  • If people sometimes just ask you to repair their computer: a Live "Standard" CD or "Rescue" DVD.
  • If you are a programmer and like to play around with source code, but don't like to download the newest(!) source code from the internet every once in a while: all Source CDs or DVDs. So almost nobody has any real use for these!
    And an exception: the kernel source code is contained in an installable binary package on the Binary CDs and DVDs; namely approx. Binary-13 CD or Binary-2 DVD. So the Source CDs/DVDs are not needed at all to compile your own kernel. Of course, it's always possible to have the package downloaded from the internet as well.


...about Debian on the Debian homepage,
...about the CDs and DVDs,
...in the Dutch Handleiding (for the old Debian version 2.2)
[but if you can read Dutch, you'd better switch to the Dutch version of this page.]

Our Prices

The prices for all possible orders are calculated automatically by the form below. A complete overview would be too big for this page, and also too complex because of the automatic discounts for large orders and the stepwise increasing shipping costs depending on the weight.

Two popular "standard sets" are on sale for a reduced price (the form also calculates this correctly). These special prices are valid only when shipping within the Netherlands.

       "Starter - CD"
 Official Binary-1 CD 
 + Official Binary-2 CD 
 + Official Binary-3 CD 
 + Official Binary-4 CD 
 + Official Binary-5 CD 
 + Official Binary-6 CD 
 + Official Binary-7 CD 
 + Unofficial Extras CD 
 incl. shipping, incl. VAT 
 EUR 24.50 
-2.5%  *)
       "Starter - DVD"
 Official Binary-1 DVD 
 + Unofficial Extras DVD 
 incl. shipping, incl. VAT 
 EUR 19.50 
-2.5%  *)

*) There is a 2.5% discount on all prices for customers who have done business with us before. This will be calculated automatically.


The order will only be shipped after payment has been received. This is possible in several ways:

Within the Netherlands, you can pay in two ways:
1) Send us cash money by regular ('snail') mail. This method is fast, but the postal service never guarantees delivery of anything (unless you pay them more).
2) Transfer the payment to our bank account using the usual procedures. Note: this is not automatic payment, you'll need to initiate the transfer yourself. In some extreme cases (depending on the banks), it may take up to a week before a bank transfer arrives in our account.

For payments from abroad, there may also be two possibilities:
1) Send us cash money in euro coins and bank notes by regular ('snail') mail. This usually takes less than 7 days.
2) From countries within the Euro zone that have adjusted their financial regulations to match the European directives, the payment can also be transferred to our Dutch bank account using a cheap international transfer (namely "EuroBasis/SHA" with BIC and IBAN). Note: this usually requires filling out a special form available at your bank. The time taken by international transactions varies quite much, from several days to several weeks.
Transfers without BIC/IBAN and from outside the Euro zone are unacceptable due to the very high costs (EUR 15+ for both sender and receiver).

In all cases: precise instructions (account numbers, addresses) will be given after the order has been placed.

Everything you pay more than the calculated price will be regarded as donation. At least half of that will be transferred to the Debian project. The other half (or less) will be used by the DDDI to promote Debian in the Netherlands and/or Europe. If you want a different division, just say so via the comments facility on the next page.


Ordering is easily done using our automated ordering system, in 7 small steps.

Note: by placing an order, you indicate that you agree with our "very limited warranty" regulations.


If you have ordered from us before, enter the number of that order to get a 2.5% discount.

Also, your address information will be fetched from our archives and supplied as default options on the next page. If things have changed, you can easily adjust them.

Old order number:  

Enter your order:

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 ("Wheezy"):
Standard sets:   Enter the quantity you want to order:
 Starter-CD   Starter-DVD 
Separate items:   Enter the CD/DVD numbers and lettercodes (e.g.: "1-5, 1, 9-14, X, LS"):
"X" = Extras   "LS" = Live CD Standard
"LG","LK","LL","LX","LR" = Live DVD GNOME / KDE / LXDE / XFCE / Rescue
  CDs    DVDs 
i386:     (1-68,X,LS)    (1-10,X,LG,LK,LL,LX,LR)
amd64:     (1-68,X,LS)    (1-10,X,LG,LK,LL,LX,LR)
armel:     (1-62,X)    (1-9,X)
armhf:     (1-62,X)    (1-9,X)
ia64:     (1-64,X)    (1-9,X)
mips:     (1-60,X)    (1-9,X)
mipsel:     (1-60,X)    (1-9,X)
powerpc:     (1-64,X)    (1-10,X)
s390:     (1-60,X)    (1-9,X)
s390x:     (1-63,X)    (1-9,X)
sparc:     (1-63,X)    (1-9,X)
kfreebsd-i386:     (1-61,X)    (1-9,X)
kfreebsd-amd64:     (1-62,X)    (1-9,X)
Source:     (1-46)    (1-8)
Multi-Arch:   quantity :
  i386-amd64 CD:
  i386-amd64-source DVD:


Choose the country to send the package to (for calculating shipping costs):


(Note: We do not ship to other countries; don't ask.)


Calculate the price by pressing the button.
Note: No order is placed yet (that will be step 7).


Questions or comments? Mail to info@dddi.nl