Debian or Ubuntu?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon May 12 17:10:13 UTC 2008

Avi Greenbury wrote:
> On Fri, 09 May 2008 12:32:53 -0400
> Kitchen <kitchen at> wrote:
>> 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. 
> Personally, Debian servers, *buntu Desktops.
> I found Debian before I did *buntu, which probably explains that somewhat - there is no major reason, to my knowledge, why I'd switch servers from Debian to *buntu, but there is for desktops.

Can you give an example of something that is worse in Ubuntu than Debian 
for servers?  That is, if you didn't already have Debian would there be 
a reason to use it?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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