switch to debian... stable or testing ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 29, 2011
I've been using ubuntu for some time & I'm very conservative about installing new systems if all goes well. (I still use 9.10)
Reading about where ubuntu is going I'm thinking of trying Debian next time I reinstall. However, I'm not quite sure what the differences are between stable & testing versions...
* Are they both "rolling"?
* Do I understand correctly that "rolling" means constant package updates?
I'm looking for a system that "just works" on both my desktop & netbook which are a couple of years old with no exotic hardware.
Rolling distribution like Debian VS. 6 month release like Ubuntu in Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 9, 2010
I am curious about everyone's opinion on a Rolling distribution like Debian VS. a 6 month release like Ubuntu. What are some previous problems that have occurred with one type over the other? Why do you prefer one over the other? I am trying to decide if I want to use Linux Mint Debian or Linux Mint Julia (the newest version of Mint being released in November). I have been using Linux Mint Isadora since May and like it a lot. I wanna try something new.
Ubuntu or Debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2012
I have been a Linux user for about 8 years or so. I started using Ubuntu at 6.10 and have used it ever since, at least until Unity. I simply did not like Unity, I tried, just didn't go well for me. I then switched over to Linux Mint but it's not really what I want either.
I've never used Debian and am wondering how the UI compares with Ubuntu's Unity? How does it compare with what Ubuntu was using before Unity (Gnome 2.x I believe)? I'm really looking for Ubuntu before unity, would this be Debian?
Ubuntu's 'it just works' functionality really spoiled me. Can I expect the same from Debian? I don't need a lot of eye candy but I would like something functional, customizable, and easily configured. Nothing Arch Linux like
My understanding is that there are loads of apps for Debian, not quite as many as for Ubuntu, but more than enough. Please forgive my ignorance regarding Debian, but is it pretty user friendly? I'm not afraid of the command line but I'm no real hand at it eithe
ubuntu vs. debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 26, 2008
I'm a long time user of Debian, I love it because it's mature, stable, and very secure.
I was wondering if you experts out there knew how Ubuntu compared to Debian for security? I KNOW that the linux kernel is inherently secure, and all that, but just in terms of the everday, average user, is Ubuntu fairly secure compared to Debian?
kernel versions and debian/ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 12, 2011
I'm a little mystified by this and perhaps someone can help clarify. Both the ubuntu and debian versions are available in /etc/debian_release. So how does one know problematically which is actually installed?
Further, I have a copy of debian 5.0.3 which is running 2.6.26.
I also have a copy of ubuntu 5.0 but it's running the 2.6.28 kernel.
Since 5.0.3 is > 5.0, I would have thought/hoped the kernel version would also be greater. No such luck ;(
Debian > Ubuntu > Mint
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 19, 2012
How i need to understand that linux mint is based on ubuntu and ubuntu is based on debian, i want to publish my applications.
I dont know yet that much of open source and free programs, is this something that ubuntu and mint have taken care, and i can just use mint.
Linux Mint Debian Edition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 1, 2011
I've just installed and been playing around with linux mint debian edition, and wow am I impressed. It certainly lacks a lot of the polish of ubuntu or vanilla mint but it makes up for it in its performance. I don't know why it performs so much better than pretty much every other distro I've tried, especially ubuntu.
For example in ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 the scrolling in firefox with smooth scrolling enabled is horrific and laggy (using catalyst 11.3/11.4 and oss driver.) in LMDE its just as smooth as in windows using both the oss driver and catalyst.
Compiz is generally FAR smoother too. Minimize animtions, general usage, doesn't have some odd artifacts like in ubuntu (in natty all the fade animations have this annoying white flicker)
Boot time is faster, applications launch faster.
Does anyone know what could make stuff like scrolling and compiz so much faster on my machine in this distro? I am quite curious as I have had these issues in other distro's too. Laptop's specs are in
Boot problems with Ubuntu and Ubuntu/Debian derivatives eg Mint etc.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 21, 2012
Hello All,Can't seem to fully boot into Ubuntu or other distros based on Ubuntu/Debian.This includes any live versions or other installation methods.I get as far as the row of 5 small dots that light one after the other.This goes on for several minutes then it all freezes even my hdd shows no sign of activity.I don't have any problems with Fedora or Mandriva based distros, or any other types,just seems to be any distros based on Ubuntu/Debian.
The problem is the same if i use WUBI.
Running a DELL Inspiron 2200.
Copy working Ubuntu/Linux Mint wifi drivers to Debian.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 18, 2013
I have a Linux Mint laptop with working WIFI and I want to install debian but I do not know how to install the Realtek WIFI drivers which can be found here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...oads=true#2292
So, if someone could explain how to install drivers on Linux, I would appreciate it. OR if you could take a look at my lspci of my WIFI card and tell me which Realtek open source/generic will work in Debian.
here is the lspci of my wifi card:
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
If you can tell me the generic then I would be happy to get it from synaptic in Debian instead of messing around with proprietary drivers. Then again, It would be a good exercise to learn how to install drivers
Which is the best? X/K/Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE or any other
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2009
Which is the best? X/K/Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE or any other. Anybody with short and objective pros and/or cons of any of these please post them. Thanks!
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