The difference between Debian and Ubuntu?

Senectus . senectus at
Mon Jun 20 02:48:57 UTC 2005

On 6/20/05, Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I understand that Ubuntu is based on Debian,
> and a friend of mine have been experimenting by using Debian repositories on
> his ubuntu. Actually, what is the difference between Debian and Ubuntu? Seems
> like very similar, because, in Mandrake, I can't use RH/FC
> repositories/packages.
> Thanks.

As far as I know you'll only see a problem if you try to install a
debian application on a machine with the Ubuntu version already on it
(or the other way around)... Could be wrong though. :-P

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