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HealthCheck Ubuntu - The search for unity

Nov 21, 2011, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

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"The achievements of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu developers and the Ubuntu community are easily measured by its success in fulfilling its self-imposed mandate as a Linux that is easy to install, easy to use, easy to update, and easy to manage.

"Ubuntu is based on a snapshot of the "unstable" tree of Debian, which is merged into its current code release every six months – and for most of its existence, Ubuntu could be described as a subset of Debian Sid with the rough edges smoothed over, some security features deprecated and some enhanced, the implementation of proprietary blobs made easier, a bit of polish, a different theme, and a lot less packages. "

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