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Re: [K12OSN] K12LSTP 7

Mel Wade wrote:
Thanks for all the explanations...  Very helpful.

Where does Ubuntuedu fit in this? I know many prefer Ubuntu for a desktop OS, but it seems that I have read here that it doesn't cut it yet for a full blown LSTP in an education market. Any insight?

The differences between all Linux distributions boil down to the install and administrations methods and the choices of application versions that go into a particular distribution version. Once you are running everthing is mostly the same. Fedora/RHEL/Centos all grow out the RPM packaging style developed by Red Hat, with new app versions and major changes going through a few fedora revs before being incorporated into RHEL, then rebuilt as Centos. Fedora and Centos use yum as the higher level package manager and updater to deal with dependencies; RHEL uses up2date with subscription access. Ubuntu is built on the Debian disto base, using .deb packages with apt-get as the higher level manager. Debian has a long history and a lot of contributed packages but they are strictly non-commercial with an attitude of "when it's ready" for new releases so they often lag behind other distributions in what they call their 'stable' version. Ubuntu adds scheduled releases and some user-friendliness to their version but they are still fairly new. They haven't been through a 'big' upgrade (like changing the kernel from a 2.4 to a 2.6 version) yet so it is hard to compare how well things like that will go.

  Les Mikesell
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