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Ubuntu vs. Debian

Long before Ubuntu ever existed, Debian was a major player in the Linux space. To put a finer point on that statement, Debian is a distribution of Linux that has made countless other distributions, from Knoppix to Simply Mepis, a reality. This is similar to how Ubuntu relates to Linux Mint by providing Mint a base from which to develop. In this article, I’ll examine how Debian compares to Ubuntu and whether or not it can make for a solid Ubuntu alternative.