Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 17:16 UTC
Debian and its clones eWeek has reviewed Debian 5.0, and concludes: "Version 5 of the Debian GNU/Linux open-source operating system offers the same top management tools and processor support that previous versions of the Linux operating system have. There also are a host of updates to open-source components, and the Linux distribution is still a great fit for servers and a solid desktop choice. However, the top reason for upgrading from version 4 may be the relatively short three-year security fix window, less than the coverage time offered with Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-derived CentOS."
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RE[3]: Debian is top
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Debian is top"
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I would still recommend Ubuntu 8.04 over Lenny for people with very little time for tweaking - for easy googleability of problems & solutions if nothing else. If you feel like taking a break from Ubuntu, Lenny is a good choice; it's pretty much the same thing, but not so much that it would get boring ;-).

I've got plenty of help with Zenwalk (a Slackware derivative) by simply adding "ubuntu" to my Google searches. There's quite a bit that applies to all Linux distros, and is not Ubuntu-specific. Then again, some things (ie. how to install proprietary and patent-restricted software) may vary between distros. I've also noticed several things that are different not completely based on distro, but by whether GDM is set up to run (Ubuntu) or not (Debian, Slackware); this especially affects drivers like, in my case, the proprietary nVidia ones.

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