Building a Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu Precise Mirror using aptmirror
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 10, 2013
I'm trying to build a mirror of Debian Wheezy 7.0 and Ubuntu Precise 12.04.1 on my local area network and I am using apt-mirror to do all of the downloading. I've done the mandatory reading and research, but I'm having a problem with the configuration file of apt-mirror. when I run an apt-get update on the local client, apt-get responds with:
Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Debian Faceoff. Memory management problem in Ubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 18, 2008
I'm new here but have been trying several linux distros in a few machines, and wanted to share a simple experiment that surprised me quite a bit today. The post is long, hope you are patient enough to go through all of it. There's really nothing deep in this post, actually, you'll be rather amazed at how elementary my experiment was.
I've been using Ubuntu since last year (v7.10) on a rather powerful machine with 2GB of RAM and a Core 2 duo Intel CPU. But recently at work I came across an old Compaq laptop (Evo N610c) that only has 256 MB of RAM. I decided to try some Linux distros on it to see how they did.
I know Ubuntu recommends more than 256MB of RAM, in particular for running OpenOffice, but I decided to install Ubuntu because it's the one distro I'm most familiar with. Then decided to install also Debian (with the netinst CD) using Gnome as window manager. The idea was to use Debian as some kind of baseline to compare Ubuntu 8.04 with. After this I would pro
Debian wheezy is awesome :)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2013
I've never really tried pure debian before, and definitely never considered using it as my main desktop operating system, but I recently gave the newly released wheezy a try and am loving it
It is a little trickier to install and setup than ubuntu (but not really that difficult at all, I found the installer to be straightforward enough and things worked reasonable well out of the box in debian. I did have to make a few tweaks that I don't need to do in ubuntu such as adding my user to the sudo group, adding myself to the lpadmin group, installing system-config-printer, and tweaking font rendering so it doesn't suck).
The thing that suprised me most was how well wheezy works for multimedia. Out of the box it played mp3, aac, and h.264, this is even better multimedia support than ubuntu has out of the box! I wish more distros would follow suit here.
The desktop is very stable and quick, it seems lighter than any other full gnome distros that I've used. The version of gnome it c
Debian vs. Ubuntu Packages
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 11, 2010
I am trying to figure out which package I should install for Wordpress because I want a multi-user site and this is no longer supported under Wordpress-Mu, but is now supported under Wordpress version 3 (reference)
Wordpress-Mu is an Ubuntu package available via apt-get through the universe repository (Wordpress-Mu 2.9). I found an unstable Debian package for Wordpress 3.0 that supports multi-user sites (and will continued to be supported) here (http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/wordpress).
So I'm wondering a few things. First, are Debian packages completely compatible with Ubuntu, or are there differences that may complicate things? I know Ubuntu packages are Debian packages (I think), but I think this is a valid question. (Maybe move to absolute beginners?) Second, besides downloading Wordpress 3.0 from the site above, is there a repository I can get it from, maybe an Ubuntu repository? I'm thinking if there are some small differences to improve performance on Ubuntu vs. some
Arch vs Debian vs Gentoo vs Slack
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 9, 2009
OK so I have a home server right now running Ubuntu, and obviously I want to put a more stable, faster, and most of all geekier distro on it.
CPU: Athlon 64 LE-1600 2.2GHz (OS has to support Cool'n'Quiet, I guess that's in the kernel so no worries there)
RAM: 2GB DDR2
GPU: integrated Geforce 6150, however the server runs headless
1x500GB SATAII HDD
Canon Pixma iP5300 printer (usb)
So with all that in mind, let the flamewars begin:
What's the best distro out of Debian Stable, Arch, Gentoo and Slackware? The OS has to meet these criteria aswell:
1) has to support 64 bit
2) has to be _extremely_ stable but having a reasonably current linux kernel
My current candidate is Slackware because I've never used it before and I've heard it's very stable, next candidate is Debian stable after that (as it's very stable and well-supported and has a brilliant package manager).
Plus, the distro needs to support KDE 3.5 as I'd like to use that so my dad can do GUI admini
Ubuntu vs debian + programming
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 7, 2008
New to Linux/Ubuntu, can anyone tell me:
1. How far divergent from the debian source is ubuntu, ie was the debian source adopted 10 years ago and has been divergent ever since, or are all the latest ubuntu releases based entirely on the latest debian releases?
2. What is the best language to programme in Linux, QT, C or some other language?
xubuntu or debian xfce
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 14, 2011
i have an old desktop computer with p-4 processor and 256MB RAM. I am planning to install a distro with xfce desktop environment. what should i install xubuntu 10.04 or debian 6 xfce.
i read somewhere that debian would better?? in fact is debian 6 better or ubuntu 10.04?? although i am using ubuntu 10.04 have also tried debian. i didn't find much difference. i was comfortable with both. is there any performance boost with debian??
My Ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora and Debian Comparison
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2006
I have installed the following OS on my PC of following configuration.
Hardware: PIII-800MHz/192MB/20GB/Intel 82815 Video
OS: Ubuntu 6.06 / Suse 10.1 / Fedora 5 / Debian 3.1
I have installed all these OS, with mostly same configuration (2.6 kernel/ GNOME interface, services...). I have not done any tweak. (I am not a geek. I am an ordinary user.) Here is my observation with ranking:
Rank 4. Suse 10.1:
Installation - slow, Eye candy desktop, Monitor not recognized properly.
After installation - Very slow desktop
Rank 3. Fedora Core 5:
Installation - dead slow, wonderful X configuration
After installation no X, due to issue in locale setting
Rank 2: Debian 3.1:
Installation: Easy and fast first phase installation, second phase installtion after reboot failed (but managed with apt-get manually, package selection interface is not user friendly
After installation - Cool, wide range of applications
Rank 1: Ubuntu 6.06:
Installation: crashing but managed through command lin
Windows XP far faster than Debian Squeeze (not a joke)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 16, 2012
Hi, Long time ago was Linux the fastest Operating system, some 10 years ago. Nowadays Debian (kernel and apps) have become extremely compatible with hardware, but Linux is nowadays slower or as fast as Windows.
I have an hp compaq mini 700 now for testing, and it is crap. Debian is slow, and I prefer to use Windows XP. It works. Well Windows 95 was still at that time performant, better hardware support than Linux and apps were better than Linux (MS office suite for instance)...
Actually buy yourself a Mac if you like performances and elaborated applications. Well, Buy a Mac, it is simply better.
So to say, if no one really care about the outcome of Linux. It is how Linux risks to end up one day, to mediocrity like everythg around.
People sometime use crap devices, hardwares, ... vehicles, furnitures, ... simply because they haven't enough money to afford sthg better or have no choices.
Conclusion: Please think to make applications and kernel faster and li
Debian vs. Gentoo which is better?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 19, 2004
Which is better? Debian or Gentoo?
I am a new linux user and would like to install one of the two.
Gentoo seems like they have more of a marketing type slant, and therefore, I would think that the install might be slightly easier than with Debian, which only downside I can see is the install is fairly archaic.
For those with experience with both, please respond.
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