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[News] Debian and Ubuntu Have Contrasting Views, Debian Project News

  • Subject: [News] Debian and Ubuntu Have Contrasting Views, Debian Project News
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:58:06 +0100
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Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies

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| Debian and Ubuntu are distributions that 
| lend themselves naturally to comparison. 
| Not only is Ubuntu a continuing fork of 
| Debian, but many of its developers also 
| work on Debian.
| Even more important, you sometimes hear the 
| suggestion that Ubuntu is a beginner's 
| distribution, and that users might consider 
| migrating to Debian when they gain 
| experience.
| However, like many popular conceptions, the 
| common characterizations of Debian and 
| Ubuntu are only partially true. Debian's 
| reputation as an expert's distribution is 
| partly based on its state a decade ago, 
| although it does provide more scope for 
| hands-on management if that is what you 
| want. Similarly, while Ubuntu has always 
| emphasized usability, like any distro, much 
| of its usability comes from the software 
| that it includes -- software that is just 
| as much a part of Debian as of Ubuntu. 


Debian Project News - June 28th, 2010


Rip CD's to MP3 in Debian

,----[ Quote ]
| My portable music player only plays MP3 and 
| WMA format files, so I rip CD's into MP3. I 
| hadn't ripped a CD since installing Debian, 
| so coming across this post on the Debian 
| forum, I checked and found that MP3 in 
| Audio CD Extractor was not enabled. 
| Following the instructions in the post, I 
| was able to enable ripping into MP3.



Debian Squeeze Pre-review

,----[ Quote ]
| Every two years or so, Debian puts out a new
| "stable" release. This is my favorite
| distribution because of the minimal number of
| bugs and the huge software repositories and
| the powerful package manager. Right now,
| Lenny (5.0) is the stable release, and
| Squeeze (6.0) is in testing. Sometime "soon"
| Squeeze will get frozen, which means the
| regular flow of package migration will stop,
| and from then on it will only get bug and
| security fixes through a method of back-
| porting. Once the number of "release
| critical" bugs is reduced to an acceptable
| level (which used to mean 0, more recently it
| means 50 or so), then Squeeze will be
| released as the new stable version.

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