Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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Ubuntu is based on Debian testing (or maybe unstable?), not stable branch. Always has been as far as I know.

PC-BSD is awesome, if only it played better with GNOME.

Ubuntu is from Debian unstable. The reason why people don't take from Debian stable is the code is very stable but WAY out of date. That is good in some cases but not good when you are trying to add new features on a quick turn around like Ubuntu does.

But there are or were: MEPIS, Xandros, Linspire, Progeny and Libranet who all used Debian as the base and added or add bells and whistles. That is nothing new.

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