The graphical installation interface is more intuitive than a command-line interface. Usually, there is no need to reboot or switch into single-user mode. So they aren't looking to push the latest, but instead focus on what is considered stable and tested. Canonical also provides commercial support for Ubuntu deployments across the desktop, the server and the cloud. Release cycle and support length Only Debian stable versions has a specific release date, there's roughly two year gap between each release, and 3 years of support time. It also feels like a more polished Debian. So, before you actually decide on it, you would need to ask yourself where exactly do you stand on the above mentioned questions.
The years between releases ensure plenty of time for thorough testing. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code. Both Ubuntu and Debian have strong, active developer communities, though Debian, since it is basically built by volunteer developers, has a much larger community. This just makes my job easier as they have to come to me less frequently to get their work done, which allows me to get my work done faster. If you run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop you will end up with the functional equivalent of Desktop Edition.
The next distribution that comes close to Debian at this point is Gentoo. I quoted above my arguments, why Debian should be the first choice for server environment. I want to run many on one box? In March 2004, a South African fellow , founder of decided to build a more user-friendly version of Debian. My only complaints are the non-free firmware issues again easy to work around now that there are unofficial non-free installers available via cdimages and the lack of Firefox but I'm working on a solution to that for desktop reasons. Excellent tools are available to notify admin when new updates are available e. Stability One benefit of these longer release schedules is that it gives extra time for testing before release. But you can install newer packages on debian as well if you want, of course at your own risk and then you have a mix between them.
Debian, on the other hand, has better support for different hardware architecture. Both are adding new hardware architectures support with every new release. So Ubuntu will usually offer more recent upgrades to installed softwares while Debian focus on security fixes which they are notoriously known as the most stable system in the world. This can be seen in the respective websites for Ubuntu and Debian as well. At the end of the day it all depends on your personal preferences, so just try them both and see which one works better for you.
Ubuntu is based on Debian, so most software is usable on both distros. This is a controversial comparison, so we expect as much input from you as possible. What is your platform supported by? Support Starting with Ubuntu 6. Binary compatibility Are Ubuntu and Debian binary compatible? Because of this user-friendliness, Ubuntu has quickly become the most widely used Linux distribution with an estimated 20 million users worldwide. Basically, you shouldn't expect backports of major bugs and security issues; from what I've seen the effective policy is that minor bugs are only fixed in the current release.
So if you're tinkering at home, Debian is probably a nice choice, but for business Ubuntu might have a slight edge. Mainly because package updates are less frequent. Not the answer you're looking for? I adopted an Ubuntu 12. Stability Debian is one of the oldest distributions active for more than 18 years. So yes Debian really is much more stable and releable than Ubuntu. Is it necessary to re-install the server or only install new kernel? Ubuntu's also introduced the snap package manager around 2 years ago.
On system update, Debian respects existing configuration and prompts admin the differences of local and new configuration file. By default, Debian is more lightweight compared to Ubuntu. After that, it is the result of basic risk analysis on how often you update. We went through all the differences and similarities as objectively as we could. While the frequent update schedule helps ensure that the more current and popular solutions are available, it can be a hindrance or frustration for users. In addition to this, I need to install Atlas. My understanding of Ubuntu is that it is a sub-distribution of Debian.
As a result of this large gap between releases, Debian can be seen as being quite slow to introduce new technology. How is it any less secure or less stable than Debian? But they are pretty much alike. Ubuntu releases run on a strict schedule. Though you can use the same software on both distros, note that the installation and configuration process is not the same. The increased security and stability of Debian make it a better choice for enterprises. Hi everyone, I wanted to ask about the pros and cons of Debian vs.
Hardware is more likely to just work out of the box, or with a much less difficult configuration step, on Ubuntu. The unstable branch receives new packages as soon as they're uploaded. Conclusion So the biggest difference of Debian vs Ubuntu is their targeted user base and package management system. But after I tried Centos 6. Debian can run you the risk of vulnerability without you knowing beause you got carried away to patch your system then again debian vulnerability is rare.