distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN

Adam Funk a24061 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 20 15:48:09 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-20, Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> wrote:
> Masatran (Deepak), R. wrote:
>> Debian is command-line-focused and provides more control.
>> Ubuntu is GUI-focused and provides simplicity.
> Nit-pick: Ubuntu gives you all the freedom to use the command line and 
> have all the control you want.
>> Debian is meant for experts.
>> Ubuntu is meant for non-experts.
> While I agree with the literal meaning of what you wrote, I feel 
> compelled to mention that many experts are likely to enjoy using Ubuntu. 
> Ubuntu does not limit the power available to an expert. It allows the 
> use of some automated tools, but this is not required (contrast with 
> SuSE where you may hit problems if you don't use YAST for everything). 
> Ubuntu is just as friendly to manual manipulation as Debian is. It just 
> doesn't make it a requirement to the same extent that Debian does.

I'm agree with this.  I've been using Ubuntu at work for a few weeks
now, and since I set the root password so I could use su and the
command-line maintenance tools, I've hardly been able to tell the

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