Dutch Debian Distribution Initiative

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

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Debian 8 "Jessie"
The newest Debian version 8 or "Jessie" was officially released on April 25th, 2015. 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 can be ordered:

Debian 8 or "Jessie":

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 Official Binary CDs and DVDs
    (75 up to 85 CDs; or 12 or 13 DVDs)
    for amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc and ppc64el
  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 Unofficial Extras CDs and DVDs
    for amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc and ppc64el
  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 Official Multi-Arch CDs and DVDs
    for i386+amd64
  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 Official Live CDs and DVDs
    seven flavors for i386 and amd64
  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 Official Source CDs and DVDs
    (59 CDs or 10 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

There exist many different types of computers that can not use each other's software. Debian software is available for the following types of computers ("architectures"):

i386  The 'original' desktop and laptop PCs, using processors ranging from the Intel 80486 up to the newest Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core and Atom, and compatibles like AMD K5 and higher, Athlon- and Phenom-variants, and VIA C3 and higher.
amd64  Full 64-bit support for current '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 use i386 software, but then only in 32-bit mode.
armel  The little-endian EABI variant for 'ARMv4t' and 'ARMv5t' processors, ARM Cortex en TI OMAP.
For eample Linksys NSLU2, various NAS devices, tablets, Raspberry Pi.
armhf  The new little-endian EABI variant that uses hardware floating-point operations in 'ARMv7', ARM Cortex-Ax, TI OMAP3xxx, Freescale iMX5, and higher.
For example various tablets and smartphones, embedded devices, Raspberry Pi 2, BeagleBone.
arm64  64-bit AArch64 / A64 support for ARMv8-A and higher, Cortex-A53 and A57.
For example various recent tablets and smartphones.
mips  Processors by MIPS, big-endian variant.
For example SGI Indy and Indigo2 workstations, Cavium Octeon.
mipsel  Processors by MIPS, little-endian variant.
For example Digital DECstations, Loongson 2e/2f, Yeelong laptop.
powerpc  The 'PowerPC' processors, including G3/G4/G5, by Motorola/IBM.
For example Apple's PowerMac, iMac, Mac Mini (until Apple switched to Intel processors)
ppc64el  64-bit support (little-endian) for IBM POWER7+ and POWER8 processors.
For example IBM server systems, BladeCenter, super computers.
=> 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 since Debian 7, 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.

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-71 up to 77  
Almost never used
  Binary-78 up to 84*  
Almost never used
Source-1 up to 7
Packages 0 - C
  Source-8 up to 14  
Packages C - F
  Source-49 up to 54  
Packages S - V
  Source-55 up to 59  
Packages V - 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 85 CDs. The Extras DVDs are filled up with interesting software packages from the Binary-2 up to 13 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.

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. The computer's harddrive will not be used at all. 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.

Seven flavors of Live CDs/DVDs are available:

Cinnamon : DVD, graphical environment with the Cinnamon desktop (GNOME3 fork).
GNOME : DVD, graphical environment with the GNOME (3) desktop.
KDE : DVD, graphical environment with the KDE desktop.
LXDE : DVD, graphical environment with the LXDE desktop.
MATE : DVD, graphical environment with the MATE desktop (GNOME2 fork).
XFCE : DVD, graphical environment with the XFCE desktop.
Standard : CD, quite minimal text environment.

When the computer is connected to a network, additional software packages can be downloaded and installed immediately from the internet onto the running Live system. Since this happens entirely inside the working memory of the computer, it will be gone after a reboot.

More information is available on http://www.debian.org/CD/live/. For exact contents, see the .packages files for i386 and amd64.

You can order the "Live Standard" CD by entering lettercode 'LS' in the "CD" column of the "Separate items" section at the bottom of this page. And for the various Live DVD flavors, use lettercode 'LC', 'LG', 'LK', 'LL', 'LM' and/or 'LX' in the "DVD" column.

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 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-12 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. To apply for this discount, you will need the enter the order number of your previous order.


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 IBAN international transfer. It may take up to a week before a bank transfer arrives in our account.
Transfers without 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. Note that you have no payment obligation whatsoever; if you do not pay, we will not ship.

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 8 ("Jessie"):
Standard sets:   Enter the quantity you want to order:
"1" = 1 set, "2" = 2 sets, etc.
 Starter-CD   Starter-DVD 
Separate items:   Enter CD/DVD numbers and lettercodes:
"1" = Binary-1
"1-5,X" = Binary-1 up to 5 and Extras
"1,1,1" = 3 copies Binary-1
"LS" = Live-Standard, see above
  CDs    DVDs 
i386:     (1-83,X,LS)    (1-13,X,LC,LG,LK,LL,LM,LX)
amd64:     (1-85,X,LS)    (1-13,X,LC,LG,LK,LL,LM,LX)
armel:     (1-78,X)    (1-12,X)
armhf:     (1-78,X)    (1-12,X)
arm64:     (1-76,X)    (1-12,X)
mips:     (1-75,X)    (1-12,X)
mipsel:     (1-75,X)    (1-12,X)
powerpc:     (1-80,X)    (1-13,X)
ppc64el:     (1-77,X)    (1-12,X)
Source:     (1-59)    (1-10)
Multi-Arch:   quantity :
  i386-amd64 CD:
  i386-amd64-source DVD:


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


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