Canonical Goes It Alone with Unity
Posted May 17, 2010 19:20 UTC (Mon) by nix
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The thing I have discovered over the years of being a Linux user and then being a professional working with Linux is that the differences between Linux distributions are negligible on a technical level. There is, basically, nothing that I cannot do in Redhat or CentOS that I cannot do in Debian or Ubuntu or Slackware.
There is one difference: the administration frontends are radically different. You can avoid most of them and bash the config files directly, except that you can't avoid the package manager. With the advent of yum, simple operations ('upgrade everything', 'install this') are much the same on most major distros (even source-based ones such as Gentoo), and it only takes reading one manpage to get used to the differences between apt and yum on a simple-use level.
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