Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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Ubuntu seems to be more focused on setting up the desktop in such a way that everything is where a user probably expects it to be. And the software is and needs to be more up to date than on the server.

With Debian the desktop users are more of a second-class citizen I think or atleast should be familiar with Debian.

On average it takes me 2 or 3 hours to install Debian from scratch, including all necessary software, proprietary drivers and plugins and some customization.

Once done it can be used for years by users without too many pretences such as "parents". All that is needed is the security updates.

After all so many people are still using a 10 years old OS, Windows XP.

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