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Distribution: Arch, CentOS, OpenSUSE Tumbleweed KDE
Originally Posted by m.a.l.'s pa
So what is the point of this thread? Only to elicit criticism of Ubuntu?
Nothing, just to start a flame war. (kidding) I will be back at using Linux after some time (I was using Ubuntu maybe a couple of years ago), so I am back to scouting for a distribution of choice by my Linux folks. Also, I was thinking that maybe if I ask for the only the disadvantages here and maybe the advantages somewhere else, I would get more honest opinion, rather than asking for both at the same time (which is something I can just google).
I hope I could get more feedback on this.
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I can't think of any real tangible reasons not to use it. I can think of philosophical reasons though
Totally agree with the above quote.
I would change the question to "why not Debian?" though. Why using Ubuntu instead of the "real thing"? Well, there is a reason, Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning "I can't configure Debian".
On a more serious note, there is no real reason not to use Ubuntu (at least as a starter distro - then move to Debian,) other than its "default" desktop, Unity, which, in my humble opinion, is to be uninstalled instantly.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
Originally Posted by Pap
I would change the question to "why not Debian?" though.
This, TobiSGD's earlier answer, other "political" niggles and Canonical introducing packages before they were ready (Pulse Audio springs to mind) are reasons why I'm currently using Debian. Especially since I decided to go XFCE when, in my opinion, KDE and Gnome decided to put flashy before function.
I once asked "why Ubuntu not Mint" and though I sadly don't recall all the reasons I do recall one was there are a lot more tutorials and support forums for Ubuntu. To an extent this also applies to Debian but if you've an idea of the relationship between the distributions (su to root instead of sudo as a simple example) you can often use the same tutorials for all three and, if you're careful, the same packages an, if you're even more careful, the same 3rd party repositories.
This is a very straighforward question What reasons do I have NOT to use Ubuntu Linux as my desktop OS?
I would like to see only the DISADVANTAGES of the mentioned OS please.
This is a very straight forward answer few logical disadvantage are listed below :-
FEW REASONS TO LOVE DEBIAN :
1. ubuntu is debian based but not as stable as debian.
2. If you don't find any package at ubuntu, you need to use .deb package
3. i believe debian is little more complicated than ubuntu but believe me you won't find
it typical when you'll get debian forum help
4. There is nothing you can't do with debian because it's largest package management compare to any linux.
i think you should read wiki for more details.and must wonder derivatives of debian at wiki.i'm sure you will be surprised.