Ubuntu Minimal or Debian Net inst
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 28, 2010
I'm curious about the difference in the two of these. I know Arch is often totted as the 'more advanced users' distro that you build from the ground up. But I didn't care to much for Arch, I've tried it a few times and just don't care for it, I really enjoy Debian based distros, which brings me to my question.
Ubuntu has a really large community and its a very nice distro, it just has a lot of fat added in to make it more user friendly. Thats fine and dandy but I'm curious about doing a CLI install and just installing the packages I need (a la Debian Net install)
What are the pros and cons of doing this over just using the Debian net install and going from there? I know the Ubuntu forums have more posts but I'd venture a guess most of them are duplicate or even triplicate "this doesnt work" posts
I'm personally leaning towards Debian, as it seems if you are going to do the work you might as well go with the foundation
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)
[SOLVED] No New Ubuntu! Mint or Debian? Page 3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 16, 2013
^Because the OP indicated a level of noob-ness, and not wanting to get too adventurous, although also saying he didn't mind Googling for answers.
I would tend to agree with you, however, if someone is more adventurous and really wants to LEARN Linux. In which case, just quit screwing around and go for Slackware or Gentoo.
EDIT: And immerse yourself in cli-only for at least a month.
[SOLVED] No New Ubuntu! Mint or Debian? Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 16, 2013
I agree but if a newbie wants to experience linux without the learning curve then so be it
[SOLVED] No New Ubuntu! Mint or Debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 15, 2013
Long time no see! Yes, I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 exclusively for over 3 years now, but I'm still a noob, thanks to the fact that Linux just works and does what I want it to do...so I haven't had to tinker much!
I'll be getting a new 'puter in the near future (desktop)....and I will not be sticking with Ubuntu, as the new incarnations of it are far too bloated- not to mention the dreaded Unity!
I'm torn between Mint (and possibly LMDE) and good old Debian.
Whatever I choose, I will first dual-boot on my current 'puter with my old Ubuntu 10.04 (It's my only 'puter).
I basically want a system which will not be bloated with a bunch of junk which I will never use!
*Photo/video management (& a little editing once in a while)
*Managing music files.
*Occasional laser printing (Brother machine) and occasional scanning.
...and that's about it.
I don't use a smartphone or really sync. anything else with my 'puter. No IM....
ubuntu x64 or debian x64?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2010
Hi everybody I am glad to meet you all,
My first post here.
I intend to purchase a dedicated server which comes with either ubuntu 8.04 or debian on 64-bit. I have done a bit research regarding the ubuntu updates and seem to be broken from 8.04 to the late(r)st releases.
Should I go for the debian option or stick with ubuntu? I think it is ubuntu 8.04 64-bit server release they offer.
Would I get regular security/bug fixes with debian?
The server use will be for web hosting, mostly joomla. (hw specs: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+, 4GB memory,SATA II disks)
All suggestions are most welcome.
Ubuntu LTS & Debian Stable "minimal" with Xfce or Full Desktop.iso's. Which?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 18, 2014
I know the question is subjective, as each person's hardware & set up of apps and libraries vary. My system, can handle pretty much any desktops and apps.
I have asked before but, I am again trying to decide, which to do. I have done the minimal installs with Ubuntu & Xfce and Debian & Xfce, and compared them with multiboot Xubuntu, and really didn't see much difference. But, I was pulling in Kde and Gnome libraries and dependencies willy-nilly. I want to keep the next installs of Ubuntu LTS and Debian Stable, pretty much just Xfce and (Xfce extras, like this). I will try to stay away from other libraires like Kde & Gnome. I am trying to simplify my installs, to be as least diverse & complicated.
So, you know what I want to do.
What can you tell me from experience, that can help me decide. I am interested in opinions.
Not really as minimal with minimal kernels and such, but something like this:
Or, just be lazy and:
[SOLVED] Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse or Mint?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 1970
I've been a Ubuntu user since version 8 to version 10. After they release version 11 with Gnome3 I just stopped liking them. I switched to Linux mint but I did not like as much. Also, I have tried Fedora, Debian and OpenSuse. Which Distro do you guys think is better? I really don't want to deal with Gnome3. It is annoying.
Feel free to suggest other Distros. Basically, I use my computer for school work, browsing the net, watching videos and playing music, etc. Nothing major.
I have an Intel i3 2.3GHZ, 4GB of RAM and 500GB Dell laptop. Should I install a 32 or 64 version?
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.
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
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