Debian is one of GNU / Linux distributions more important and respected, and has a fairly conservative way of doing things since in general the updates to the system they are carried out gradually, with few packages for each one of them and with a fairly sustained frequency over time. But in the last hours those of us who use this distro were surprised with a wave of news since update to Debian GNU Linux 8.7 arrived, with over 170 security fixes and updates.
A quite important amount, which makes clear the hard work that developers are carrying out in the face of what will be Debian Stretch (version expected for the next few months, but still without a definitive date established). 86 of the updates that arrived are security updates, while 87 of them have to do with bug fixes found from the previous update, to Debian 8.6, which had arrived in mid-September. That is, as they clearly clarify in the official announcement, these are security and stability patches in the install image.
This update is just that, if we see it from the point of view of the user who is going to install Debian; It is about updating the distro installation media to start from scratch, but for those who already have it installed it is an update package (quite large by the way, about 126 MB in total). For this we can download the live versions of Debian GNU / Linux 8.7 with the different desktop environments (such as GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Cinnamon or XFCE), for which we can go to Debian mirror list or rather use these two links to download in the most convenient and fast way, that is, by BitTorrent: Debian 8.7 32-bit / Debian 8.7 64-bit.