Are distro derivatives just a bunch of leeches that feed off of the work of the main distro?

Are distro derivatives just a bunch of leeches that feed off of the work of the main distro? Like what does Canonical even do with Ubuntu if it relies on Debian?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They bolt a bunch of useless (and sometimes harmful) shit on top of it.
    If you're too moronic to use Debian stable and install flatpak versions of programs that are too old in the standard repos, I don't know what to tell you.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is a distro but a bundle of tools made by many different people. A distro is a collection of these tools the maintainer thinks would make the best OS possible. I think of it as art, so I don't really care about the fame or celebrate individuals. I just enjoy the choice I am allowed and make my own best OS as well as I can.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Essentially they could have made a few packages and made a repo for you to add, or even a short script to apply their rice. But they want to say they wrote an OS, and claim its not just debian/Ubuntu/whatever. So yes or you're pretty much right.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ubuntu freezing sid packages is basically the only reason stable Debian ever gets tested, and Debian acknowledges Ubuntu collectively as their #1 contributor. Also Ubuntu LTS lasts way longer than Debian (old)stable.
    But certainly in most cases yes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ubuntu freezing sid packages
      ?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ubuntu is based on debian testing/sid they are the ones testing the packages, they are the ones using phased updates. they are the ones that support an LTS for 10 years or 5 by default that's more than even debian stable + lts UNOFFICIAL support

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ubuntu is based on debian testing/sid they are the ones testing the packages
          so in that case wouldn't using Debian testing end up the same as using Ubuntu?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, Debian testing is a godawful repo target that you should never use. Only ever use stable or unstable. Testing can go up to 19 days without an 0day or boot-breaking bug being fixed under pathological circumstances. Also Ubuntu applies patches to their software to fix bugs over the course of the release's life so it's really more like Debian stable after the first point release.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So Ubuntu is like an in-between to Debian Stable and Debian Unstable, being Testing, well, a testing release?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        freeze means use
        sid means unstable

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Essentially yes. Every distro is probably going to have a couple of packages they have forked and maintain apart from the parent distro's repo.

    Every 'flavor' of Linux is some base/main distro's repos, a package manager, init system, default DE, default applications, theme/icon packs, and some dotfiles. You can make any Linux distro identical to another, with few exceptions.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      midwit cargo cult. there are many, hundreds even, of nontrivial differences between (old AND popular) distros like Debian and Arch.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I meant superficially identical. Debian and Arch are "parent" distros with enough distinction to warrant them existing.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >more NVIDIA drivers
    >newer kernels
    >better fonts
    >last version of KDE 5 on 24.04
    Gonna have to go with Ubuntu, sorry

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ubuntu does not rely on debian. debian could die tomorrow and ubuntu would be fine.
    not the case with ubuntu respins like mint or debian spins like sparkylinux.
    this guy is the goat regarding common sense in linux

    heck take the whole playlist:
    youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV8t9JJk1-OAHBefTcHkJbai2de9Jaat4

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Ubuntu is no longer great OOTB because of snap, but neither is Debian really so it doesn't win there. After tweaking them to my liking, I found Ubuntu to be more reliable than Debian. Shame it got worse but it's still the best distro whether you want to use it or a derivative.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Compare the support policies.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is 24.04 out yet??

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nop. wouldn't switch to it either. i really like the windows model of sticking with an OS until the wheels come off and has 0 support

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What is support? Are you going to call some pajeet because your AMD drivers aren't working?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are two distros, RHEL and Debian, the rest are mental illnesses.

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