[ILUG] Debian vs Ubuntu - to change or not to change?
mr at ramendik.ru
Thu Nov 11 17:33:33 GMT 2010
On 11 November 2010 17:15, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Mikhail Ramendik <mr at ramendik.ru> wrote:
>> I have Debian Lenny, but I do realize I might have to up and move to
>> Ubuntu if new code is required for the Saorview spec. The Debian
>> release cycle is probably making it unsustainable to use, which is a
>> shame as I love the stability.
> Well Squeeze is just around the corner and Debian testing is still a
> viable home system in my view. Not everything needs to be Ubuntu...
Currently Debian works quite well for me, but I have a rather
For example, I mount Flash drives using a command line script. I would
want to have auto-mounting and a tray icon for unmounting, but I'd
need to find some utility for that in Debian (advice would be
appreciated!) while in Ubuntu this comes prepacked. (For DVDs I use
good old automount with a 3 second time out, works rather well, but
for flash drives full auto is not really good and there is no visible
way to see if it's unmounted).
My system only has 1.25G RAM, so I use IceWM under Debian. If I go for
Ununtu, I'll install XUbuntu. I understand that adding my favourite
Kaffeine on top of that might trigger some issues, and more
importantly, any piece of software outside main can be in an unusable
state (universe/multiverse are not really well maintained). So I'm not
set on Ubuntu at all. I'd prefer to keep Debian, perhaps going to xfce
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik
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