[SOLVED] Difference between various Linuxes:Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Centos, openSUSE
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 20, 2011
I’m just starting out with Linux. I’ve got unixacademy training DVDs, new ASUS laptop, eight books and about zillion questions. The first question and I really appreciate if someone would contribute a minute for addressing it: What is the difference between all the Linuxes around there? My training comes bundled with bunch of various Linux installation DVDs and I have tried few: Ubuntu,Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Centos, Kubuntu and few other. After installation they all look practically identical, with SAME Gnome or KDE running. I was trying “uname” and “lsmod” commands and they all run the same kernel and the same set of drivers! So what makes them different?! Why are we talking about this Linux and that Linux? Is the difference is only skin deep in colorful screens shown during the installation?
CentOS vs Ubuntu/Debian? (Repositories)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 19, 2011
Is it my impression or are the repositories for CentOS not as complete as the ones for Ubuntu/Debian, i.e. not as much software available?
I was looking for example htop and x2goserver and could not find them.
I am not talking about adding more repositories (unofficial ones) I mean comparision, 1:1, from what comes out of the box, when you activate all repositories that CentOS itself comes with, as well as the ones of a Debian or Ubuntu box and then compare.
Is there software that is available on CentOS, but not on Ubuntu? Examples?
I am just curious if yum has helped CentOS reach the level of where your typical Ubuntu/Debian is, where anything and everything is available via repositories and downloading and manually installing packages is a thing of the past.
How many packages are available on a CentOS with all standard repositories activated? (and non added by hand)
LXer: DistroWatch Weekly: Debian "etch" update, Red Hat vs Novell, Ubuntu For NonGeeks
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2006
Published at LXer:
Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! With many of the major distributions in the final stages of their development work, this is possibly the most exciting period of the year. It shouldn't be long before the new versions from Slackware and Mandriva are released, with Fedora, openSUSE and Debian following shortly. Mandriva Linux 2007 is now starting to look really good, while Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 "etch" is shaping up to be a real breakthrough for the largest Linux distribution project. Fedora Core is also getting a complete makeover - at least in the look and feel department. This issue is devoted to all the upcoming new releases, with further news covering the availability of KDE 4 packages for Kubuntu, a new major version of GParted LiveCD, and an interesting interview with the developers of PC-BSD. In our latest book review, we'll take a quick look at Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickfort Grant. Happy reading!
Debian missing updates :(
location: linux.com - date: September 13, 2009
Flash Player: 10,0,22,87
It's a big security hole :(
I think I will switch to ubuntu on desktop :( :( :( omg :( :(
Parsix is a Debian, introduce this nice distro!
location: linux.com - date: May 16, 2010
Hi, I'm a user of linux distributions such as ubuntu, suse, fedora, Arch, min, mandriva, sabayon, and Parsix.
I want to say something about this distro, it's the best distro I've ever used. I don't want to say Parsix is the best one, I just say it's the best for my needs.
I believe that everybody who uses Ubuntu will love Parsix and leave ubuntu. It's faster, more stable, and more usable than ubuntu.
please take e look at their Forums at http://parsix.org and just test the latest release of Parsix, and tell us your comments here. ;)
Why headphones work with Ubuntu, Fedora and Scientific Linux but not Debian Wheezy?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 28, 2013
I am trying to figure out why my headphones work with Ubuntu 13.04, Fedora 18 and Scientific Linux 6.4 but not Debian Wheezy? With the others all sound is fully functional out of the box.
Basic speaker sound in Debian works although it is a little tinny.
I am trying to install on a late 2011 Apple Intel iMac 27 inch model. For every other distro other than Debian the headphones work outside the box. I would prefer to run Debian if possible.
Is it something in the Kernel? Would copying the .config from Ubuntu and using it to compile a new Debian Kernel work?
Need help with FreeBSD vs Debian Decision
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 26, 2003
Ok... I have my choices between Debian and FreeBSD to settle in for my production server OS of choice.
I'm probably going to stick with Mandrake and/or Fedora (I like dabbling ) for my Desktop OS, but I need alternatives for my production non-eyecandy OS, now that Redhat had decided to discontinue official support for opensource version of Linux (meaning security updates in one fell swoop, an easy mouse click or two)
I like FreeBSD very much- I lease 3 FreeBSD web/email servers at Dulles VA at a really robust datacenter with lots lots of bandwidth (multiple OC-12, OC-3, etc.)
I'm fairly comfortable with FreeBSD. However, all my desktop OS's are various forms of Linux...
So this translates into me feeling more adventurous in Linux than I do in FreeBSD, despite the fact they have common roots.
So what I am asking of you guys...
1. Opinions of FreeBSD vs. Debian GNU/Linux?
2. How easy each is to keep updated with all the various security patches? One thing I REAL
CentOS or Debian or Ubuntu 11.10 for a server environment
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2012
Before anything get's technical here's what I plan on using.
Ruby on Rails
PHPMyadmin (just use to it)
I originally had gentoo installed but because it has constant updates and they do take for ever to compile and the recent update broke etc-update for updating config files.. Arch is in the same position and it's an OS you can update pacman(since there's no go gui to gather data and only one terminal window is counted..)
Of course I know how to easily fix those issues in a running box but I don't recommend gentoo or arch for production boxes.
Now brings me to the actual question, what do you guys thing would be better for a server environment? CentOS 6, Debian 6, Ubuntu 11.10.
I have experience with all of them, but never ran any of them in a server environment.
New CrunchBang based on Debian Testing. #! 10 "Statler", coming soon
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 27, 2010
New CrunchBang based on Debian.
CrunchBang 10 "Statler", coming soon
PPTP VPN on Debian VPS (port 1723 Not Open)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 6, 2012
I have been trying to setup a vpn for my ipad all weekend long. I believe i have set it up right after all the tutorials I have read. The problem is, when I try and connect, I am told the server is not responding. I also tried on my Ubuntu box, same problem. I did an nmap on my server on port 1723. This told me the port was closed. I put
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