RAM usage; is Debian "better"?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 9, 2011
I've tried Ubuntu 10.10 (GNOME) and 11.04 with Unity. I've also tried Fedora 14 (GNOME) and Fedora 15 with GNOME 3. My findings: RAM usage is excessive in all cases. I have 1GB and upon startup about 400MB are used. A few tasks down the line I'm using 600 to 800MB; responsiveness starts to deteriorate and SWAP starts being used.
On a laptop with 512MB Debian (GNOME) uses less than 200MB with Firefox running and with an uptime of 27 hours (many, many tasks performed/software used) compared to 30 minutes with one of the others.
Is Debian just better "tuned"?
Why do people say Ubuntu is slower than Debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 6, 2012
It sounds like there's more to it than just Unity because this claim is made about all Ubuntu derivatives. What makes Ubuntu so different?
Ubuntu vs. Debian Questions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2009
Whats up everyone, Im kind of new to Linux, been using LinuxMint for about 6 months now and testing and trying out as many other distros as possible.
Just wondering if anyone can help me in figuring out what distro to end up with in the long run. Since I am fairly well versed in Ubuntu/Debian based distros this is were Im most comfortable. However, I have read that using distros like Gentoo give you the most performance as they are built around your system itself upon installation. Is this true and why is it that other distros like Ubuntu dont do this???
Do you have to compile everything from scratch when installing Gentoo or something? Also what are pros and cons of both RPM and DEB based distros?
Ubuntu 10.04=Debian Squeeze?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 14, 2010
I've read that Ubuntu 10.04 will be based on Debian testing branch. Debian Squeeze is now in testing state. Does that mean that Ubuntu 10.04 will have Debian Squeeze stable packages once Squeeze is out?
packages from debian sid into ubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 10, 2009
There are finally packages of the new Electric Sheep for Debian Sid:
What do we have to do to get this into Ubuntu?
Ubuntu Minimal or Debian
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 27, 2010
What are the pros of installing a minimal Ubuntu (and building it up with only packages you want/need) over a Debian (testing) install and doing the same?
Lately I've noticed Ubuntu seems to come with a lot of programs I have no interest in or need for, so it seems that it is time to build Ubuntu from the command line up to X This link is what I'd use for ubuntu, but I'm just trying to decide if its worth it with ubuntu or better off with Debian (even though the debian forums do seem way dead and these forums are always alive with people for support)
How to move Debian stable to testing?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 28, 2008
Right now I am running Debian etch on a desktop, but I am interested in moving that into the testing branch. How do I do that? I want to make it so that it will be a rolling release in that it will move directly onto the next testing version once Lenny is released. Thanks ahead of time for youre responses!
How can Ubuntu pretend to be stable as based on Debian Testing or Sid?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 4, 2010
I've been looking at ubuntu and debian for quite a while now and I figured out ubuntu 9.10 was based on debian Sid (which is the most unstable version of debian) while the next ubuntu 10.4 will be based on debian Testing (which is between debian stable and sid in terms of stability).
Just a simple question: how the ubuntu developers do to make a stable release based on a buggy debian while debian developers take much more time to release a very stable release?
Debian testing v.s. stable+backports
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 6, 2010
I have a question for those of you who use Debian stable + the backports repository. Compared to testing, how up-to-date is stable + backports? Is the repository well-populated? I have received exactly zero updates from Ubuntu's backports.
I'm assuming that stable+backports is a little behind testing, but AFAIK testing "breaks" more often. Is the added stability of stable+ backports worth the longer wait for new software?
Is Debian Testing more secure than Ubuntu ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 13, 2010
Ubuntu is based on debian unstable, but there might be some time lag before security patches get to debian testing --- so is Debian Testing more secure than Ubuntu ?
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