LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2020, 10:15 PM   #1
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 28
Difference between Debian and Ubuntu...?


Hello folks,

I used Debian about 15 years ago. I'm not looking for a good distro to act as my professional and personal primary system.

I recently installed Ubuntu but I'm not really happy with it. Could someone outline the major differences (and similarities) between Debian and Ubuntu? I believe Ubuntu derives from Debian, but I'm also interested in the "ease of use" factor with respect to GUI-based tools and just the user friendliness.

I just tried Manjaro at the suggestion of a friend and I was appalled at the simplistic, unsophisticated, badly organized desktop experience.

Thanks,
 
Old 05-25-2020, 01:48 AM   #2
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 14,526
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhimbo View Post
I used Debian about 15 years ago. I'm not looking for a good distro to act as my professional and personal primary system.
OK. What are you looking for then?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhimbo View Post
I recently installed Ubuntu but I'm not really happy with it. Could someone outline the major differences (and similarities) between Debian and Ubuntu? I believe Ubuntu derives from Debian, but I'm also interested in the "ease of use" factor with respect to GUI-based tools and just the user friendliness.
You started this thread weeks ago. I never clicked it because it's the sort of question that attracts lots of low quality "chatty" answers.
Are you now trying to repeat the "success"?
Anyhow, I can't believe that the question didn't come up at all in that other thread.
I also don't see why you can't just put the question in a search engine?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhimbo View Post
I just tried Manjaro at the suggestion of a friend and I was appalled at the simplistic, unsophisticated, badly organized desktop experience.
I'm not sure why you added that at the end. Has nothing to do with the question asked and rather makes me think you want to establish some sort of complaining attitude right from the start.

Oh, I missed this bit:
Quote:
but I'm also interested in the "ease of use" factor with respect to GUI-based tools and just the user friendliness.
Yep, I can already see where this thread is heading.

Last edited by ondoho; 05-25-2020 at 01:50 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 01:57 AM   #3
pan64
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Location: Hungary
Distribution: debian/ubuntu/suse ...
Posts: 14,612

Rep: Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741Reputation: 4741
you can use a search engine to find pages describing these differences.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 01:49 PM   #4
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
OK. What are you looking for then?


You started this thread weeks ago. I never clicked it because it's the sort of question that attracts lots of low quality "chatty" answers.
Are you now trying to repeat the "success"?
Anyhow, I can't believe that the question didn't come up at all in that other thread.
I also don't see why you can't just put the question in a search engine?

I'm not sure why you added that at the end. Has nothing to do with the question asked and rather makes me think you want to establish some sort of complaining attitude right from the start.

Oh, I missed this bit:

Yep, I can already see where this thread is heading.

I made a typo that I obviously didn't notice. I meant to say that I AM looking for a good bistro to act as my primary professional and personal system.

I did put that question in a search engine. I always try to find answers before posting.... Honestly, there was so much variability in the results that came up, I didn't get a clear picture of what my experience would be with Debian today (I last used it around 2002). I just removed Ubuntu so I had a moderately decent understanding of it (although I did not do anything really nitty gritty technical with it).

Finally, I posted the comment about Manjaro in case anyone was interested because there was some back and forth between people who had participated in this thread. Yes, I was frustrated and I probably should have waited until the morning to post. I just didn't like the condescending remarks I got in response to a simple question I posted on the manjaro forum.

I posted that I had read the entire 120 page user guide but couldn't figure something out. The response: "Uh, why don't you try playing around." An answer of "There is no such configuration" would have been fine if that was/is the case.

Another poster replied to my question about placement of icons on the dock: "Usually I tie a bow line and one aft." Hmm.

Last edited by rhimbo; 05-25-2020 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 01:59 PM   #5
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
Thanks everyone. I have a lot of useful information now.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 02:01 PM   #6
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
I think I have a lot of guidance to proceed now.

I'll mark this thread solved at the end of the day. I'm sure all the experienced folks here won't feel like commenting more, but I'll leave it open until end of day. I'm happy to read any and all commentary and feedback and ideas. It's actually a way to direct my follow up reading.

Thanks again to all....
 
Old 05-26-2020, 12:34 PM   #7
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 14,526
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047Reputation: 4047
Thanks for keeping calm.
Calmer than me probably.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhimbo View Post
I made a typo that I obviously didn't notice. I meant to say that I AM looking for a good bistro to act as my primary professional and personal system.
I think you want Bistromathics!
(I know it's just another typo, but what a glorious one)
 
Old 05-26-2020, 02:38 PM   #8
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
Thanks for keeping calm.
Calmer than me probably.


I think you want Bistromathics!
(I know it's just another typo, but what a glorious one)
Glorious indeed. When I read your comment, I said to myself "Hmm, how did I ever mistype that...?!" And I understood why anyone (Linux fan or otherwise) would have thought it to be peculiar in the context of the rest of the thread.

Well, it happens. That's what I get for continuing to work when dead tired....
 
Old 05-26-2020, 02:41 PM   #9
rhimbo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 19.04 on Lenova ThinkPad T440
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
Thanks for keeping calm.
Calmer than me probably.


I think you want Bistromathics!
(I know it's just another typo, but what a glorious one)
Gees Louise...!!! And speaking of typos, I just noticed that in my response to I typed "bistro" instead of "distro". Now THAT is the damn auto-correct on the Mac. When rushing, it's all too easy to hit space bar instead of ESC to avoid accepting the suggested spelling correction.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: What is the difference between Non-Login and Login, Non-Interactive and Interactive shell sessions in Linux/Ubuntu/Debian LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-17-2020 08:31 AM
whats the difference between debian amd64 and debian custom for servers !! hack-back !! Linux - Server 7 02-15-2013 03:49 AM
[SOLVED] Whats the difference between "Debian Sid" and "Debian Testing". TehGoat Debian 9 11-10-2011 12:17 PM
What's the difference between debian and other debian-based distro like knoppix? Akhran Debian 11 08-28-2005 06:07 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration