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Old 01-25-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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tried ubuntu ?


ey guys... I've been trying out ubuntu linux for a couple of weeks now. and it works pretty well.

I'm just wondering, whats the difference between a debian based linux distro and redhat? what is the main difference? file folderstructures?

please post here.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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A main difference is the binary packaging. Debian has a great system, apt, that takes care of dependencies for you and really makes it easy to install new software. When someone calls something a Redhat distro, it mostly means it's based on RPM packages. But little idiosyncrasies come into play as well.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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now i c. I'm used to redhat and fedora, and Ubuntu is the first debian based linux I've tried working with. do you know of any sites that has tutorials about using debian ? particularly apt-get ..

thanks for the reply man
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:53 AM   #4
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have you tried googling 'using apt-get'?
first page: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=282430

 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:05 AM   #5
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A main difference is the binary packaging. Debian has a great system, apt, that takes care of dependencies for you and really makes it easy to install new software. When someone calls something a Redhat distro, it mostly means it's based on RPM packages. But little idiosyncrasies come into play as well.
Apt and Synaptic have also been ported to rpm based distros so Fedora Core/Redhat also use them for package management.
 
  


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