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Ubuntu Loses a Disciple

Aug 09, 2007, 03:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)


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"Over the past year and a bit, at least two Linux distributions which were based on Debian GNU/Linux have stated that they will be switching their base to Ubuntu. Now it appears that one distribution has backtracked.

"Ubuntu itself was initially based on the unstable branch of Debian. (Debian has three branches of development--stable, testing and unstable--at any one time. Stable is just that, rock-solid stable; testing is the branch that becomes the next release and unstable is bleeding edge and meant for experienced users). Debian's one problem has been lack of a release schedule--as it is a community project, releases are made when the software is ready. Ubuntu has changed that--every six months, ready or not, there is a release. Some releases have more serious bugs than others..."

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