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What are Debian advantages ?
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Re: Debian server administration


Dear friends,

Here some list advantages that i can tell you:

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Debian has certain advantages against Commercial Distributions of free software. First is the fact that Debian contains much more software than any one commercial distribution. At least this is when you compare the amount of free software. Many commercial distributions inflate their cds with commercial software and demos and such, but when it gets down to it they offer little extra.

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Second is the fact that Debian has a much better packaging system than the commercial distros. I don't mean packaging format. The .deb format has advantages over .rpm but they aren't insane. What is good is that there is a coherent set of packages that are easy to access. This is probably not the best way to describe this advantage. A better way of looking at the difference here is that Debian is continuous whereas commercial distributions are mostly discrete. For example you can more or less easily upgrade one version of Debian into another. This might be possible with other distros but it is much harder. With Debian you can live on the edge and upgrade daily, or live in the stable world, or live in between in testing. This is yet another level of choice that the user has.

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Another advantage of the packaging done by Debian is that is very decentralized. Software installation is one of the very few places where I appreciate decentralization. What I mean is that in Debian you, the user, get to decide what gets installed. In most commercial distributions you get a load of software installed. Much that is not useful to you, and much that is missing. In debian you get to decide. Again more choice.

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This last advantage is in some respects due to the fact that debian was designed this way. Debian is more than a distribution it is an OS. Many distributons aren't really operating systems (proprietary operating systems are much worse in this regard). In my opinion an operating system has to allow you to do whatever you need to do. But most so called OS's out there are designed for an imaginary average user. They are one sized fits all. And so they don't really fit anyone. Debian on the other hand can be tailored to fit anyone.
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I have installed debian and was surprised how many options what to be installed were there. So i guess you are right about that. From all the advantages you wrote i realize why it is so widely used. I appreciate your answer.
 


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