Matthew Rosewarne on 1 Feb 2008 13:26:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Debian-SAMBA Suggestions

On Friday 01 February 2008, TuskenTower wrote:
> Here's what you should do.  Partition your HD with four partitions,
> one swap, one for /home, on for / and another for a backup linux
> installation.  Install Ubuntu and get comfortable with it.  Once you
> have all the warm fuzzies install a lighter Ubuntu (server for
> instance) and pick and choose the components you want.  If it does not
> work out, you still have your fall back and you can still redo the
> spare partition.

While Ubuntu certainly is easier for a new user than Debian, the releases of 
Ubuntu tend to cause me too many problems.  I originally switched to Debian 
from Suse because I grew tired of things breaking due to bad quality control. 
While I really like the aims of Ubuntu, I'm disappointed with the lack of 
attention to quality.  Fortunately for me, I know enough about Debian to make 
it do everything I need, but I generally do recommend a distro such as 
Kubuntu or Suse to newcomers.  For users that already have some UNIX/Linux 
knowledge, I don't hesitate to recommend Debian very strongly.

I don't want to start any arguments; I'm sure there are plenty of people who 
are perfectly happy with Ubuntu, this is just what I've experienced.

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