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5 Reasons to Choose Debian Linux Over Ubuntu Linux

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For those rare people who don’t know, Canonical’s Ubuntu distribution is basically Debian Sid (the unstable version) plus a few GUI apps and modifications. Debian is one of the most successful community-based distributions.

Don’t get me wrong, I use both Debian and Ubuntu, and they both perform well, but here are some reasons to choose Debian over Ubuntu:

1) Stability and Security

Debian has a slow release cycle, because of heavy stability and security testing. No wonder sites like Digg use Debian (not 100%) for a server. Of course, Ubuntu is becoming very popular on the server, but I’m already hearing some complaints, so for server people I recommend Debian until Ubuntu gets their problems fixed.With Debian, you probably won’t get the bleeding edge, but expect it to work extremely well. If you want to get the newer stuff, just use the testing or experimental repos and you’re up and going in no time.

2) Strictly Free Software

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