A few days ago, the development team of Debian was releasing an update for Debian 7, specifically Debian 7.1, A new update coming out after a month of the default Motherboard distribution.
In the update of Debian 7.1 numerous security issues and bugs are updated in various programs, which while, according to the Debian team, are not very important, I consider them worth noting. Among the affected programs is LibreOffice, Mysql, Alsa, nvidia, php or Xorg drivers, the graphics server.
The update takes up about 50 Mb and, as the official website says, it is not a reason to throw away the set of installation discs, but with updating the system once we have installed it will be worth it.
Will Debian end up becoming Ubuntu?
But with all this the controversy opens. The big difference from Debian with respect to his daughter Ubuntu is that Debian it offers incredible robustness in exchange for a system of slow updates and revisions, extremely slow for my liking.
Without going any further, Debian 7 was announced in November 2012 and was launched in May 2013, ‘Almost half a year later !! We now have a team trying to bridge these differences but offering more instability, so the debate is served.
Which is preferable, stability or topicality?
Another of the changes that caught my attention in the development of this version of Debian, was the default desktop change. Debian version 6 used Gnome 2 from the time when Debian 7 arrived the current version of Gnome was 3. This raises the question of whether to continue with GNOME or change desktops. The vast majority opted for Xfce, a lightweight desktop that was perfect for installing as the default desktop, but due to unknown circumstances, the development team finally chose the Gnome option.
And with that, to me,
the question arises for me, Will Debian end up becoming Ubuntu? The possibility, although remote, is there, consolidating more and more. These two examples are very good examples that in Debian things are changing, however In what direction are these things going? Although I am one great supporter of Ubuntu, I consider that the Distraction Sea, Debian he should continue with his own identity. I know it’s annoying that years pass between versions, but it would be more annoying to lose all the energy that is being created around the GNU / Linux community, which is what would happen if we limited ourselves to what Debian followed Ubuntu. Each distribution tries to maintain its principles, those that distinguish them from others because otherwise it would not make sense for them to exist. Don’t you believe? We’ll see how all of this continues and whether the Debian development team continues to change or maintain things. By the way, What do you think? Has anyone tried the mother distro or are you unfamiliar with it? You can tell your experiences, they are sure to be of great help to beginners.
This is an update to this post after the comments I received. Before I explain or talk about the comments I want to apologize and apologize to those Debian users, readers, and Debian team who feel or have been offended by my words. My main interest was talking or commenting on an update that had been marked as Debian 7.1. I didn’t want to offend the great work that is being done with this distribution, and it’s not piloting, I know it and that’s why I didn’t doubt that Ubuntu and other distributions would use it as a base. Of course my words weren’t right, I’m sorry. As you pointed out to me, very well by the way, Debian is not outdated or old, I wanted to refer to the long cycles of stable distribution. As for release dates, sorry, I know I’ve got my foot in the door. Regarding the “desktop”, what I meant is precisely what you said, Gnome has always been the desktop chosen by Debian, but precisely the fact of consolidating Xfce as a fully viable alternative as was to leave Gnome is what I consider a “change”. A change that is possible, since Debian is a very democratic distribution with little to do with Canonical, I know, but this change seemed more like a sudden turn than a normal change of Debian, even if it did not materialize. However, the only thing I want to express with these words is sorry if I offended you in something or everything, it was not my intention or that of the blog, I just wanted to comment on the release of Debian 7.1. ‘SORRY !!!
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