[News] Debian and Ubuntu Have Contrasting Views, Debian Project News

[News] Debian and Ubuntu Have Contrasting Views, Debian Project News

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 02 Jul 2010 05:58:06

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Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies

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| Debian and Ubuntu are distributions that
| lend themselves naturally to comparison.
| Not only is Ubuntu a continuing fork of
| Debian, but many of its developers also
| work on Debian.
| Even more important, you sometimes hear the
| suggestion that Ubuntu is a beginner's
| distribution, and that users might consider
| migrating to Debian when they gain
| experience.
| However, like many popular conceptions, the
| common characterizations of Debian and
| Ubuntu are only partially true. Debian's
| reputation as an expert's distribution is
| partly based on its state a decade ago,
| although it does provide more scope for
| hands-on management if that is what you
| want. Similarly, while Ubuntu has always
| emphasized usability, like any distro, much
| of its usability comes from the software
| that it includes -- software that is just
| as much a part of Debian as of Ubuntu.


Debian Project News - June 28th, 2010


Rip CD's to MP3 in Debian

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| My portable music player only plays MP3 and
| WMA format files, so I rip CD's into MP3. I
| hadn't ripped a CD since installing Debian,
| so coming across this post on the Debian
| forum, I checked and found that MP3 in
| Audio CD Extractor was not enabled.
| Following the instructions in the post, I
| was able to enable ripping into MP3.

http://dontsurfinthe *** .blogspot.com/2010/06/rip-cds-to-mp3-in-debian.html


Debian Squeeze Pre-review

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| Every two years or so, Debian puts out a new
| "stable" release. This is my favorite
| distribution because of the minimal number of
| bugs and the huge software repositories and
| the powerful package manager. Right now,
| Lenny (5.0) is the stable release, and
| Squeeze (6.0) is in testing. Sometime "soon"
| Squeeze will get frozen, which means the
| regular flow of package migration will stop,
| and from then on it will only get bug and
| security fixes through a method of back-
| porting. Once the number of "release
| critical" bugs is reduced to an acceptable
| level (which used to mean 0, more recently it
| means 50 or so), then Squeeze will be
| released as the new stable version.

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