Linked by Fabian M. Schindler on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 18:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux distros are advancing everywhere. Not only servers but also on the desktop pc and notebooks. There are wild discussions, if Linux-Distributions are ready for serious business work or personal use. This critical review will deal with two long awaited Linux-distributions, Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntus Warty Warhog. Why these two? Because both feature Gnome 2.8 and it would not be a comparision on equal terms to compare Gnome to e.g KDE. Also, both use kernel 2.6.8+ and have their very own theme for the default desktop. Bluecurve for Fedora and Human for Ubuntu.
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Re: Cool Guy
by Chris Dunphy on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 22:07 UTC

Ubuntu is great and everything. And as all of you said, it sends patches,updates etc back to original debian. But the thing is do we really need ubuntu as a different distro ? that work could have been done with debian too! With it's new installer it works great as an install. Nothing just curious instead of helping maintaining new distro(argree which is debain at heart) why not maintain the original it self and get more done rather than diverting efforts somewhere else. why not make debian more useful to others by giving it polish and other stuff that people said here they wanted and is not in it.

Easy. Debian tries to maintain too many architectures and this slows its pace down far, far too much. Debian is also too general purpose to rapidly innovate in the desktop space. Ubuntu is focused on providing an up-to-date GNOME desktop that has many of the advantages of Debian, but with more focus. This is a niche that has a market of users... one that Debian cannot fulfill given their current goals.