Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 published

February 19th, 2013

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 Wheezy.

This new version of the installer ships several changes, including better speech synthesis support, various improvements for GNU/kFreeBSD and fixes for the grub2 package, as well as the addition of many Linux kernel drivers to the installer.

More details are available in the Debian Installer team's announcement to the Debian community.

There are some known issues with the installer that do not need to be reported, but the Debian Installer team do need your help to find more bugs and further improve the installer, so please try it. Installer CDs, other media and everything else you will need are available at the web site.

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