Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:14 UTC, submitted by historyb
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For the longest time, the default search provider in Ubuntu Linux has been Google, but this is going to change in the next release, Lucid Lynx, scheduled to release April 29. The change comes after Canonical has signed a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo!, so you can imagine who the new default search provider will be.
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RE[2]: Does not affect me either
by spiderman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Does not affect me either"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/debian
Ubuntu is not exactly a fork from debian. Ubuntu IS debian. And I'm not saying that in any negative way. They make very nice wallpapers and the icons are pretty. It's better that way. They would be very wrong to fork Debian indeed. I like Ubuntu actually, I think they do really interesting stuff, like the shipit program. I just don't use it, I use Debian instead.

Edited 2010-01-27 16:22 UTC

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

It was my understanding that Ubuntu and Debian did not share repositories, and used a slightly different and incompatible .deb format (I learned that the hard way when I actually tried to install a .deb for Debian on an Ubuntu machine, stupidly, and broke apt). At that point, I think we can say that Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, by any reasonable definition of the term.

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irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

It was my understanding that Ubuntu and Debian did not share repositories, and used a slightly different and incompatible .deb format

Ubuntu and Debian are binary-incompatible, so it is a bad idea to mix Ubuntu and Debian repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list . But Ubuntu cannot be considered a fork. Ubuntu still compiles most of its non-basic software from Debian unstable source packages, and Ubuntu's basic software management is still very much based on Debian.

Despite binary-incompatibility, it is often safe to install some individual Debian package on Ubuntu, especially such simple deb packages like fonts, for example. However, there have been incompatibilities between Debian and Ubuntu in the default versions of some basic stuff (Python etc.), and nowadays the two use some different basic tools (init system etc.), so installing software that depends on different (versions of) basic things is dangerous. Just like it can be difficult to install a package meant for Ubuntu 9.10 on Ubuntu 8.04, for example.

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