Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

Rajinder Yadav devguy.ca-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Thu Nov 5 03:39:50 UTC 2009

Thomas Milne wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Madison Kelly <linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 01:06:50AM -0500, Rajinder Yadav wrote:
>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/03/karmic_koala_frustration/
>>> Yet more evidence against fixed release dates.
>> Oddly enough, I still think it's a beautiful release and heads above 9.04. I
>> guess the lesson here is; For best results, backup and re-install. :)
> This is going to sound like a troll, but I am honestly trying to
> understand. I've tried Ubuntu, and it was nice. But in the end I
> looked at Debian and thought 'it's as good or better, and I'll never
> have to reinstall again, or at least until I get new hardware'. At
> that point it was an easy choice.
> Surely the Ubuntu install is no easier than Debian, especially for
> experienced users like yourself. I don't remember anything from Ubuntu
> that I can't get on Debian.
> So, what is the advantage to using Ubuntu?

Well as you may or may not know Ubuntu is based off Debian. Ubuntu is suppose to 
be more bleeding edge than Debian, this is why more people prefer it over 
Debian. Specially for desktop eye candy, but Ubuntu also has a solid server 
edition too.

If you can install Debian you can install Ubuntu, don't need to be an expert 
like Madi =)

I have both installed. Ubuntu on my main PC (as a dual boot) and Debain running 
in VMWare on my WinXP laptop and at work also on VMWare.

The philosophy of Ubuntu package universe is more liberal and open. Debian seems 
to be more of a guardian to strict Open Source values. This is what I have come 
to understand.

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav


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