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Monday, February 12, 2007

Debian Etch vs. Ubuntu Dapper Drake

I'm thinking of moving over to Slicehost. One problem is that, because they are running Xen in native mode on 64-bit dual-core dual-processor AMD boxes, you're pretty much limited to 64-bit distributions, of which Debian Sarge is not. Thus only Debian Etch, currently in "testing", is available there.

The other Debian-based distribution that they have available is Ubuntu Dapper Drake. This is what I"m running on my box at home, and it works okay, I guess. But Ubuntu doesn't have the track record of stability that Debian does.

So just based on reputation, it's hard to tell which would be more stable and secure. I understand a few of you folks out there are pretty technologically nifty. Anybody have input?

- Badtux the Computer Penguin

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Posted by: BadTux / 2/12/2007 04:51:00 PM  


I now know how Pam Atlas feels all the time. Nothing you wrote made any sense to me at all.
# posted by K. Ron Silkwood : 13/2/07 12:18 AM  

And here I thought Ubuntu Dapper Drake was a a Marxist who waged a twenty year campaign in Upper Volta...
# posted by TheCultureGhost : 13/2/07 7:52 AM  

I prefer Ubuntu, Debian Etch was added because we had no luck with a Sarge 32-bit build.
# posted by slicematt : 16/2/07 8:10 AM  

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