Debian versus Ubuntu

Ubuntu and Debian are two of the most popular options for Linux users. But newer users can sometimes be unaware of the differences between the two, and might not understand which one is the better choice for their needs. Datamation looks at the pros and cons of Ubuntu and Debian.

Bruce Byfield reports at Datamation:

Beginner or expert? Platform support? Ease of use or control? Unity or GNOME? Cutting edge or stability? Free or proprietary? Outspoken but democratic, or polite or controlled? As you can see, choosing between Debian and Ubuntu comes down to what is important to you.

However, no matter how you decide, you can hardly go too far wrong. For all their differences, Debian and Ubuntu did not become the leading distributions in free software by chance. Their joint dominance suggests that either is a valid choice, so long as you understand your priorities.

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