Re: I had a few curiosities regarding Ubuntu and Debian
Debian has 3 branches stable,testing, and sid. Packages flow down from sid to eventually form the next stable release. Basically ubuntu takes the most up to date version of debian,freezes it at a point in time, smoothes out the rough edges, adds some customization to make stuff easier ,like front ends for stuff that doesn't normally have front ends ,as well as adding some stuff like device drivers back that debian removes to keep it purely open source. Basically it's a difference in philoshies. Debian's goal is to make stuff as technically sound and bug free as possible while using only open source softare. While ubuntu aims to make a system that is easy to use as possible for a newcomer. Because debian is so technically sound it makes a great base for other distros.
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