Ubuntu's package library is a big selling point to me.
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:50pm

Almost everything these days, if there's a Linux version, it will have a package for Redhat and Ubuntu. Which is nice because building from sources only seems to go two ways: Easy 1-2-3 or a long process of installing dependencies and trying to figure out what broke and where.

I never tried Rasbian outside of a Raspberry Pi. I'll have to remember that if I ever have to refresh the OS on my IBM Thinkpad (currently it's running a VERY old version of Debian from like 12+ years ago... but it's not being used for anything).

  • I keep on finding my way back to Debian. - Puckdropper, Fri Nov 11 2022 3:41am
    Ubuntu just has never gained traction in my life, I'm not really sure why. I wonder if Raspbian--the Raspberry Pi specific version of Debian--has anything to do with it? FWIW, Raspberry Pi Desktop is pretty good for low spec machines. I have an old HP from the Vista days (a nice box at the time)... more
    • Ubuntu's package library is a big selling point to me.- Erik_, Wed Nov 16 2022 3:50pm
      • Don't Debian and Ubuntu share the same package - Puckdropper, Sun Nov 27 2022 1:25am
        system? I'm always surprised when I get an easy 1-2-3 that's not a package. It's so weird. Usually I've found a guide and I'm following it telling me exactly what to type. If there was only a way to put the commands in a text file to be executed in a batch or following a script. (Or Linux, maybe,... more
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