Debian is an operating system and one of the most popular Linux distributions for personal computers and network servers, and has been used as a base for several other Linux distributions.
This is a popular choice for servers, for example as the operating system component of a LAMP stack, it has access to online repositories that contain over 51,000 packages.
Tidal Media Inc. provides you with a Minimal Debian edition, which is much smaller, boot faster, and will require fewer security updates over time since it has fewer packages installed.
This Image is optimized for automated use at scale, with a tiny package set and minimal security cross-section. Speed, performance and stability are primary concerns for cloud developers and ops.