Dutch Debian Distribution Initiative

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

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Debian 12 "Bookworm"
The newest Debian version 12 or "Bookworm" was officially released on June 10th, 2023.
On this page, you can order CDs, DVDs, Blurays and USB sticks.

Note: there is very much important information on this page - please take your time to study it carefully!

(Nederlandse pagina > hier)


The following products can be ordered:

Debian 12 or "Bookworm":

  • Debian GNU/Linux 12 Installer DVDs, Blurays and USB-sticks
    for amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips64el, mipsel, ppc64el and s390x
  • Debian GNU/Linux 12 "Netinst" Install-starter CDs
    for amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips64el, mipsel, ppc64el and s390x
  • Debian GNU/Linux 12 Live-Desktop DVDs and USB sticks
    eight flavors for amd64
  • Debian GNU/Linux 12 Source DVDs and Blurays
CDs, DVDs and Blurays will be shipped in paper sleeves to reduce shipping costs. 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"), first the most popular:

amd64  Full 64-bit support for all current 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 Xeon and Core 2 and higher.
These processors can also use i386 software, but then only in 32-bit mode.
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. This is the 32-bits version.
Further, Debian software is also available for many architectures that are used less often:
armel  The little-endian EABI variant for ARMv4t and ARMv5t processors, ARM Cortex en TI OMAP.
For example Linksys NSLU2, various NAS devices, tablets, Raspberry Pi-1.
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, Raspberry Pi-3/4.
mipsel  Processors by MIPS, little-endian variant.
For example Digital DECstations, Loongson 2e/2f/3, Yeelong laptop.
mips64el  Processors by MIPS, little-endian variant, 64-bit support.
ppc64el  The 'PowerPC' processors by IBM, specifically POWER8 and POWER9, with 64-bit support.
For example IBM "Power Systems" high-end servers.
Note: Can not be used on PowerPC Mac computers (PowerMac).
s390x  IBM "System z" mainframes, within the usual virtualisation, with 64-bit support.
=> If your computer runs, or can run, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 in 64-bit mode, then use amd64.
This means all desktop and laptop PCs, since ca. 2008.
(i386 will work too, with some limitations.)

=> If your computer runs, or can run, Windows 95/98/200x/ME/XP/Vista/7/8/10, and your computer is not suitable for 64-bits mode, then use i386.
[Note: this does not include Windows RT, Phone, Mobile or IoT variants]

=> If your computer is a Mac from 2006 up to 2020 (Intel processor), then amd64 is suitable for it.

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

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

Installer DVDs and Blurays

On Installer DVD-1 and Bluray-1, the installation starter is included. For amd64 and i386, you can directly boot from them; both BIOS and EFI supported, PC and Mac. For other architectures, some special actions will usually be required to get the installation starter running, as described in the corresponding Installation Manual.

Further, installable software packages are available on the Installer DVDs and Blurays, ordered by decreasing popularity. On DVD-1 resp. Bluray-1, the most popular software packages are included. Then on DVD-2, somewhat less popular software, etc. The last DVDs and Blurays are mainly filled with specialty software concerning for example academic use, computational biology, astromony, and so on. On a Bluray disc, the same software is available as on approximately 5 DVDs, equally ordered by popularity.

DVDs / Blurays can be used in any combination, and you certainly do not need to order the full set. Actually, all software can be automatically downloaded from the internet, whenever it is not included on the DVDs/Blurays that you have available. Most users will find that the DVD-1 plus DVD-2 set is excellently usable, or Bluray-1 of course.

The exact contents of all DVDs and Blurays can be found via the search tool.

Installer (Netinst) CDs

In case your computer can only use CDs: the installation starter is also available on CD. The idea is that your internet connection will then be used to automatically download the installable software.

With only a Netinst CD and no internet connection, you will only be able to install a very minimal text-based environment.

Special: Netinst+Mac Mini Boot = bootable on Mac Mini 1 (i386) resp. Mac Mini 2 (amd64), since these have bugs that prevent them from booting the normal DVDs; more information here. These can be combined with normal Installer DVDs from which the installable software will then be used (or automatically downloaded from internet).

Installer USB sticks

The Installer USB sticks are simply copies of Installer DVD-1 resp. Bluray-1. They are bootable on PCs that are recent enough (ca. 2005).

We supply "regular" good quality USB sticks. After installing, you can easily re-partition and re-format the USB stick, to get a nice clean stick that you can use for any desired purpose.

Live-Desktop DVDs and USB sticks

Several "Live" DVD flavors are available for amd64 computers. These DVDs will boot directly into a compact Debian environment which runs completely from the 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 this is a relatively new development.

Here also, the Live-Desktop USB sticks are identical to DVDs.

Eight flavors of Live DVDs are available, namely containing the seven most popular graphical environments, and another one containing a textual console environment ("Standard").

When the computer is connected to a network, additional software packages can be downloaded and installed immediately from the internet into 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 here. For exact contents, see the .packages files for amd64.

Firmware, a.k.a. WiFi

Many WiFi chips that enable access to wireless networks, require loadable firmware that is supplied by the manufacturer but can not be inspected or changed. Since Debian 12, this firmware is included on all official Debian Installer and Live media, as a service to users.

However, not all WiFi chips can be supported by Linux, since not all manufacturers wish to cooperate. In such cases, a USB WiFi dongle may be useful.

Debian Edu ("Skolelinux")

Debian Edu is a CD/Bluray/USB variant containing a fully automated installer for servers, workstations and laptops in schools and other educational institutions. This means preselected options in the installer, preselected packages to be installed, including suitable configuration. For teachers or assistants, it is very easy to set up and administer a school network.

The Edu Netinst CD contains only the installer-starter, and will then download all packages from the internet. The Edu Bluray and USB-stick are all-inclusive and offer full installation without any internet access.

Read more about Debian Edu


The Source DVDs/Blurays contain all compilable source code that was used to create the installable packages on the Installer media. During daily use of a Debian system, this source code is absolutely useless. It is made available mainly to comply with license terms of the GNU General Public License and variants.

Programmers that like to work with source code are better advised to use source packages from the Debian "unstable" online archive, as that is where the newest development occurs and cooperation is highly appreciated.

Source code packages on the Source DVDs/Blurays are sorted alphabetically, from "a" on Source DVD-1 up to "z" on Source DVD-19. This does not match Installer media that have packages sorted from highest to lowest popularity. To know which Source or Installer DVD contains any particular package, a search function is available.

Which DVDs do I need?

  • If you want to install Debian: the installation can be started from Installer DVD-1 or Bluray-1, or the USB stick versions of these; or from a Netinst CD if you have some special need for it.
  • If you want all useful software: our advice is using Installer DVD-1 and DVD-2.
  • If you also want all "useless" software: all other Installer DVDs or Blurays.
  • If you want to use Debian without installing: any Live-Desktop DVD or USB stick.
  • If you want to install a school network: a Debian Edu variant.


...about Debian on the Debian homepage,

...about the CDs, DVDs, Blurays, USB sticks,

...in the Dutch Handleiding (for the very old Debian version 2.2)
[but if you can read Dutch, you'd better switch to the Dutch version of this page!]

Our prices

Using the ordering form at the bottom of this page, prices for all possible orders will be calculated automatically and correctly. This uses the following rules.

Base prices:

  • CD base price € 4,50
  • DVD base price € 5,50
  • Bluray base price € 12,--
  • USB-stick "DVD size" (4GB) base price € 15,--
  • USB-stick "Bluray size" (25GB) base price € 22,--

Quantity discount: For two or more identical copies of the same CD - DVD - Bluray: 10% discount on the second and further copies; USB: 5% discount on the second and further copies.

Shipping costs:

  • Netherlands standard € 4,-- : sturdy cardboard box that will fit through your letterbox for up to about 15 discs. For larger orders, the additional packaging and shipping will be covered by the item prices.
  • ...but 1 or 2 USB sticks will fit into an air-cushion envelope with less stamps for € 2,--
  • Abroad standard € 9,--
  • ...but likewise 1 or 2 USB sticks € 4,--

Returning-customers-discount: When you have ordered from DDDI before and you still know the order number, you will get an extra 2.5% discount on the total order price.


The order will only be produced and shipped after payment has been received. Paying 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 iDeal or automatic payment, you'll need to initiate the transfer yourself.

For payments from abroad, the same two possibilities apply:
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 European directives, 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.

Order processing and shipping

We stock only blank media, and will start producing your order after we have received your payment. For reasons of efficiency, we will usually process orders in clusters, often in one session per week. So the estimated shipping time will be about a week after we have received and confirmed your payment. For destinations abroad, there will be additional transit time of multiple days.

When you really can not wait for your order to arrive, tell us via the comments form on the next page. We will try to give you the best service possible.


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 and still know the order number, enter it here 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:   (Optional)

Enter the number of copies for each desired item in the corresponding box.

Magical helper!
  • Do you want to install Debian on a recent desktop or laptop PC with DVD-drive and reasonable internet connection:
    ==> Click here and then immediately go to Step 2.
  • The same, only with USB:
    ==> Click here and then immediately go to Step 2.

Debian GNU/Linux 12 ("Bookworm"):
CD Installer
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
Netinst Edu
DVD Installer Source
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
Bluray Installer Source
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
Bluray Edu
USB Installer
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
USB "Bluray-1"
DVD Live Desktop
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
Standard (textmode)
USB Live Desktop
amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
Standard (textmode)


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Questions or comments? Mail to info@dddi.nl