dif. between ubuntu and debian

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 16:12:01 UTC 2007

On 22/01/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> An-Dee wrote:
> > I would like to know what is the main dif. between ubuntu and debian.
> > It is not a flame question, I am not intrested in 'opinions' but in
> > facts.
> Shorter release intervals.

True but expanding this....

Debian has very long undetermined release cycles, it can be a couple
of years between stable releases.  This means that most people do not
use the stable release, whithc means businesses don't like using it.
Ubuntu has declared it will do a new stable release every six months
and has so far been very close to this (maybe out by about a month).
The way they do this is every six months they take debian sid (the
unstable cutting edge branch) and patch it for six months to get it

The other difference is that Ubuntu tries to choose a best of bread
example of each application area.  This is why they manage to fit it
on a single CD.   There chooses seem to be fairly well respected
(apart from totem) and I am sure help new users.  There is such thing
as too much chose;).

This is a very broad general answer but hopefully useful.


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