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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RE: Hello Canonical :-)
by joekiser on Thu 21st May 2009 11:07 UTC in reply to "Hello Canonical :-)"
joekiser
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2005-06-30

The first thing I thought when I read this article was that there already exists a stable Debian from which Ubuntu was forked, which Dell has forked again to make stable. So why doesn't Dell just release a customized Debian?

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RE[2]: Hello Canonical :-)
by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:18 in reply to "RE: Hello Canonical :-)"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

The first thing I thought when I read this article was that there already exists a stable Debian from which Ubuntu was forked, which Dell has forked again to make stable. So why doesn't Dell just release a customized Debian?


Ubuntu is usually a Debian Unstable fork.
What did Dell fork? I wasn't aware of that.

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