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July 8th, 2008, 03:27 AM
As I understand it Ubuntu is built off of Debian so what makes them different enough to be considered different distros?

July 8th, 2008, 03:38 AM
The 2 main difference I know are:
1 - repositories - ubuntu as far as I know has repos that are more aggresively maintained and expanded.
2 - update cycle - Ubuntu is updated much more quickly then debian, more of a bleeding edge distribution.

I could be wrong... feel free to correct me if i am.

July 8th, 2008, 03:42 AM
For further Reading, try reading this Ubuntu Community article (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/debian).

July 8th, 2008, 04:16 AM
A distro is more then the sum of the kernel and packages. It is the philosophy of the developers and the community ie the forums , mailing lists, etc.

July 8th, 2008, 04:58 AM
I can dig it bodhi.zazen. (love your handle, btw). Thanks for the link as well. One of the reasons why I stayed here even tho I switched to debian is because of the community :)