[GRLUG] Ubuntu 6.06
timschmidt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 03:55:29 EDT 2006
On 6/19/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> Leading to the first question. Would Debian itself
> have any additional advantages, or does Ubuntu/
> Kubuntu capture the essence of it?
Ubuntu spends some time (a significant portion of the 6 month
development cycle) stabilizing a snapshot of Debian's unstable branch
(Sid). Debian has much longer development cycles, and similarly long
support periods (typically more than 3 years). Ubuntu's typical
support period is 1.5 years, with this release (6.06) being supported
for 3 years on the desktop, and 5 years on the server. Otherwise,
they're cut from the same cloth... just different ends.
> What I have read
> about Kubuntu suggests that it uses the same
> program library as Debian, but probably loads fewer
> packages during a standard installation.
Actually... A typical Debian netinstall only consumes a little over a
hundred megabytes. Ubuntu can be installed in a similary spartan
fashion. Both distributions are built from the same source packages
(well, before stabilization), so they offer essentially the same
amount of available software.
> I can say I don't like sudo. I'd much rather have a
> traditional superuser approach. Does Debian still
> use the traditional approach? If so, that could be
> a reason to switch over at some point.
Both distributions can do either. The difference is only the default behavior.
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