Difference between Debian and other flavours of Linux

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 28 03:55:38 UTC 2006

Jim Cornette wrote:
> The release of FC5 was handled quite well in my observation. It is true 
> that the release cycles are basically snapshots and the version 
> reference scheme that no longer regards minor version references makes 
> one number more of a tally from one release to the next. Regardless, the 
> release was delayed a few times in order to ensure major upgrades were 
> not required immediately after release. A few problems still crept up 
> regarding certain elements like kernel modules for binary applications. 
> The problem was fixed shortly after the release was finalized.
> I really do not see any differences stated regarding Debian, Fedora and 
> other distributions being discussed.

Key difference: Debian release cycle is Quality Based. Fedora Core
release cycle is Time Based.

Can it be stated any more plainly than that?

Or perhaps you think that RHEL and FC are really pretty much
the same thing? If so, then why is RHEL a product, and FC is
a project? Debian is a product, not a project.

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