Do you think people should use Debian or Ubuntu? Tell me which one and why.



SpongebobFan1994

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Being that you're a new member, I'm under the impression you're asking which distro YOU should use (there's various differences between you and everyone else), and to that, my answer is try distros that are for beginners in a virtual machine, and see which one works best for you. While Linux users vary in experience, even the most advanced users have to choose a distro that works the best for them.

I've been using Mint for the last 10 years, and while it gets the job done, I personally don't like SystemD, and I have enough experience with Linux that I want to explore other distros.
 

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As far as I am concerned, there are 3 basic versions of Linux, Debian, Slackware & RHEL, Ubuntu is just one of the many distributions built on Debian, so it's no better or worse than the parent system, just the clothes are different see the Debian family tree https://futurist.se/gldt/wp-content/uploads/10.04/gldt1004.png
 

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It depends on what you want to do with your Distro. Debian will require a bit more up front attention. But once that's all sorted out is stable as a rock and will serve you well for years. If you want something out of the box that just works go With Mint. /Ubuntu. If you want a system that you know and tinker with go with either Slackware or Arch. Again the choice is ultimately yours.
They all have their pluses and minuses. You just have to see which ones work best for you and your hardware.
Good luck in the Journey.
 

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It doesn't make a helluvalot of difference, IMO. Learn one then learn the other -- easy transition. Then go to other distros in the basic families and continue to learn more about Linux!

If I had to choose, it's philosophical differences that would decide. Long live RMS!
 
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Being that you're a new member, I'm under the impression you're asking which distro YOU should use (there's various differences between you and everyone else), and to that, my answer is try distros that are for beginners in a virtual machine, and see which one works best for you. While Linux users vary in experience, even the most advanced users have to choose a distro that works the best for them.

I've been using Mint for the last 10 years, and while it gets the job done, I personally don't like SystemD, and I have enough experience with Linux that I want to explore other distros.
I been linux for a few years since 2021, just didn't know they had a actual website for Linux.
 

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Ubuntu, because everytime i've installed debian the reboot command wasn't installed.
 

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I love LINUX MINT because that's what I started with I tried UBUNTU flavor I just didn't care for the layout.
Even though Mint was built straight from UBUNTU.
But hey that's the perks of Linux there's one OS for everyone .
Not like windows were your trapped into sending them Ad information or keeping all the virus programs I hear they got better about the viruses but they been selling norton antivirus embedded in their software for years.
 

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I use both Debian and Ubuntu and flavors from each base.

Test drive a few and decide which you prefer.

What works for user A might not work for user B.

Linux is Linux one Linux distro is no better than another Linux distro.
 

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For me it's the Distro and don't care if it's Debian or Ubuntu. I did try MX Linux ( Debian) but it wasn't for me where as Linux Mint ( Ubuntu based) is the one I like.
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That's the best thing about Linux...heaps of Distros to try...imagine having only one Distro that many people hate...mmm what does this remind me of...I think it starts with w.
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I've been using Ubuntu for about a year and got tired of snaps. Just installed Debian 11 and it's working well for me.

--glenn
 

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I agree fully with my peers who have stated that finding the right Linux Distribution for you is very much a choice that comes down to personal preference and needs.

In my personal opinion (which does not constitute the same thing as advice or endorsement), I do vastly prefer the mother distribution, Debian, over Ubuntu.

Canonical (Ubuntu's parent company) makes questionable choices from time to time, and I also tend to heavily favor 'parent' distributions (such as Debian, Arch, Fedora) over derivatives (such as Ubuntu or Manjaro).
 

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I've had stability problems with the two Ubuntu based derivatives I've used. I'm not saying that is necessarily going to be repeated in actual Ubuntu but it did see me move a daily driver laptop to Mint LMDE and more recently, another laptop to Debian with KDE. I found actual Debian to be the least memory greedy of all on start up and its given zero issues since being installed about 4 months ago. In fact, both are so good I'm a little perturbed as there is nothing to tinker with or post about!
 
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