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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Advantages of the Debian Distribution


Debian (http://www.debian.org), and hence Ubuntu, is an excellent distribution of GNU/Linux. The releases of Debian are rock solid stable and come highly recommended. The Debian packaging system is well developed and acknowledge as an excellent body of software engineering. You can purchase the CD-ROM distributions of Debian inexpensively (see http://www.debian.org/distrib/vendors for a list of vendors) or burn your own CD-ROMs from images available on the Internet. This latter option is described in this chapter.

Here are some specific advantages and benefits that distinguish Debian from other distributions:

See also http://www.infodrom.org/Debian/doc/advantages.html.

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