dif. between ubuntu and debian

An-Dee an-dee at beos.hu
Mon Jan 22 16:35:17 UTC 2007

Hello Ben,

Thanks for the info, till now I have been using debian potato :)
Now I am looking for a replacement. I have tired a hungarian distro
(uhu) but I had problems. Now I try ubunto. I hope with full of


2007. január 22., 17:12:01, írtad:

BE> 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.

BE> True but expanding this....

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

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

BE> This is a very broad general answer but hopefully useful.

BE> Ben

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