Monday, February 12, 2007

Debian Etch vs. Ubuntu Dapper Drake

I'm thinking of moving over to Slicehost. One problem is that, because they are running Xen in native mode on 64-bit dual-core dual-processor AMD boxes, you're pretty much limited to 64-bit distributions, of which Debian Sarge is not. Thus only Debian Etch, currently in "testing", is available there.

The other Debian-based distribution that they have available is Ubuntu Dapper Drake. This is what I"m running on my box at home, and it works okay, I guess. But Ubuntu doesn't have the track record of stability that Debian does.

So just based on reputation, it's hard to tell which would be more stable and secure. I understand a few of you folks out there are pretty technologically nifty. Anybody have input?

- Badtux the Computer Penguin


  1. I now know how Pam Atlas feels all the time. Nothing you wrote made any sense to me at all.

  2. And here I thought Ubuntu Dapper Drake was a a Marxist who waged a twenty year campaign in Upper Volta...

  3. I prefer Ubuntu, Debian Etch was added because we had no luck with a Sarge 32-bit build.


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