Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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@Anil Wang
by Jeff Waugh on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 21:57 UTC

Hopefully, there won't be too many separate Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu provides a supported selection of packages (over 2000) and the rest of Debian's packages (over 10000) in universe and multiverse. There's no problem with a lack of software. :-)

While Ubuntu is a branch of Debian sid, it is frozen, stabilised and released regularly... and commercially supported. We wouldn't be able to support it if we didn't feel that it was up to scratch. Also, note that Ubuntu is a fully supported server as well as desktop - we just happen to have a very KISS desktop by default. :-)