Log in Page Discussion History Go to the site toolbox

011008/las 14 mejores distribuciones linux

From BluWiki

Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu y más - cual es tu elección?

  1. Debian

El abuelo de algunas de las otras en la lista, y continúa creciendo Desktop: User's choice Architectures: i386, amd64, ppc, s390, ia64 m68k, sparc, alpha, arm, mips, hppa URL: www.debian.org

Debian is one of the original distros, dating back to 1993. The Debian package management system is generally considered superior to the RPM systems, although they have closed the gap (mainly by incorporating features from Debian's system).

It has been criticised in the past for lagging behind on software versions and its slow development cycle, but these are due to conscious decisions by the Debian leadership. The main package repositories concentrate on stability. This is not only in the "doesn't crash" meaning, but also as in "doesn't change": equally important in a production environment. If you run a dozen servers and a couple of hundred desktops, you don't want to be continually upgrading everything and dealing with the associated hassle, multiplied a hundred-fold. Debian stable is ideal for those you follow the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" philosophy.

Debian has testing and experimental branches that are more bleeding edge too. Whichever branch you choose to use, the amount of available software is staggering. Some of the other distros covered here come on a DVD, some on a CD, but Debian is available as three DVDs! That's 13GB of software packages. The Debian web site currently claims to have almost 19,000 packages of Free Software. This is another philosophical difference with Debian, they are more committed to the ideals of free software, placing non-free software – things like Nvidia's own video drivers – in separate repositories.

Not only is there a large spread of software in Debian, but it is also available for eleven different CPU architectures. No wonder their release cycle is so long, that's a lot of testing and quality control. One of Debian's great advantages is that it is always possible to upgrade from one version to the next, without reinstalling and having to reconfigure everything from scratch.

Debian has been chosen as the base system or starting point for many other distros, including several of those covered here, it's the distro makers' distro of choice.

Razones para probarla:

  • Más de 19,000 paquetes de programas
  • Permite escoger entre paquetes estables o actualizados
  • Disponible para muchas arquitecturas

Site Toolbox:

Personal tools
GNU Free Documentation License 1.2
This page was last modified on 29 September 2008, at 19:56.
Disclaimers - About BluWiki