It is one of the most popular versions, but it could be more so if it was easier to install. That is the complaint of Linus Torvalds himself about the system on which Ubuntu is based, a distribution that just announced a new update. It is Debian 9.9, the ninth update of the ninth version of Debian. This version comes under the code name "stretch" and is a minor update, as long as we understand as "minor" a version that does not include noteworthy new features.
Debian Project says this new "point" update adds mostly fixes that fix security issues, as well as refinement to serious problems. They also say that this update is not a new version of Debian, but only updates some packages that the operating system includes. With this in mind, there is no need to do a clean install, something many users do when downgrading to a new version. Once installed, the rest of the packages can be updated to the latest versions available.
Debian 9.9 only updates some important packages
Debian Project also says that all those users installing updates from security.debian.org will not have to update many packages, but that most of those updates are included in Debian 9.9. This means that, at least for these users, the installation of the new version is not very important, but the installation of the latest version is recommended for those who want to perform a new installation of the operating system.
They end their briefing by saying that those who want to upgrade from Debian 9.8 and want to use the "apt-get" command they should make sure to update everything using also "dist-upgrade", which will also cause it to update to the latest kernel version.
Links to download the latest version of Debian are available here!.