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linux_freak_imt 01-12-2005 02:45 PM

Help needed in Comparing Red hat and Debian
Can any one provide any materail or information that compares the two distributions (Red flag and Debian) which one is better over the other?


tamoneya 01-12-2005 03:23 PM

No one distribution is better then the rest so you can not say red hat or debian is better. It is more of a question of which distro works the best for you. Some places to find this information would be to look in distro reviews at linuxquestions, look at or

six6 01-13-2005 02:50 AM

Everyone is going to stay impartial on this.

But, try both; I did, and that's how I settled on one. They each have their pros and cons. If you have no linux knowledge and little time, I'd probably suggest Redhat, because it might be most comfortable to begin with.

XavierP 01-13-2005 03:00 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Deeze 01-13-2005 08:14 AM

Here is a nice links page that is pro-Debian (which I am), Maybe someone knows of a pro-Redhat links page and will post it. I have no major beef with RH, it's just not my cup-o-tea :). I think it really boils down to your own philosophy. If this is your first journey into Linux (as I have no idea of your experience) you might also want to consider Ubuntu (that is, if you're actually looking for a distro to use, and not doing some paper or something on the differences.. again, no idea). It is coming along VERY nicely, it's based on Debian using Gnome (though obviously you can install any other wm or desktop environment). To me, it seems that Ubuntu is the "desktop" version of Debian, easy to get into, current packages and stable. This does NOT mean it's a "light" version, by any means, it's just a bit more polished. I'm keeping a close eye on that distro myself, it's gaining recognition very rapidly (and for good reason, not just cause it's the new, elite thing to do hehe).

(edit.. oops, forgot the link lol!)

BTW, are you talking about Red Hat or Red Flag, because you mention both?

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