Linode, a cloud hosting company, offers Debian as a distribution option to our 400,000-plus customers. When deploying a new Linode, Debian is the default Linux Distribution for our customers.
We chose Debian as the default option because of its long life cycle and reputation for stability. To that end, our Distro Template Team keeps all Debian images up to date and ready for deployment. Also, Debian is one of the core distributions that all Linode Guides and Tutorials are written to support.