Debian or Ubuntu?
John L Fjellstad
john-ubuntu at fjellstad.org
Sat May 10 06:30:05 UTC 2008
Kitchen <kitchen at hellskitchen.net> writes:
> I've been lurking on the list for a while, but haven't posted before.
> We're looking at upgrading our co-lo web server which is now running
> Debian Sarge. Some people we know have suggested we take a look at
> Ubuntu, which is based on Debian. Is there anywhere a balanced
> overview of the pros and cons of using Debian or Ubuntu?
> I'd appreciate any URLs or your own thoughts. Thanks.
I use Debian for my servers and Kubuntu on my laptop.
To me, stability is the most important thing for servers. The long
release cycle of Debian is actually a good thing, when it comes to
Usually when I install a new servers, I see where in the release cycle
the current testing branch is in. If testing is frozen, then I install
that. If not, I install stable. In any case, I stay on stable (or move
into stable, if I installed testing) until a new stable is released. If
I really need a new version of a package (for some reason), I usually
get it from backport or compile it myself.
John L. Fjellstad
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