Ubuntu vs. Debian vs. Centos

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What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.

What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

What is Centos?

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

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Why do developers choose Ubuntu?
Why do you like Ubuntu?

Why do developers choose Debian?
Why do you like Debian?

Why do developers choose Centos?
Why do you like Centos?


What are the cons of using Ubuntu?
Downsides of Ubuntu?

What are the cons of using Debian?
Downsides of Debian?

What are the cons of using Centos?
No Cons submitted yet for Centos
Downsides of Centos?


What companies use Ubuntu?
2187 companies on StackShare use Ubuntu
What companies use Debian?
451 companies on StackShare use Debian
What companies use Centos?
391 companies on StackShare use Centos


What tools integrate with Ubuntu?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Ubuntu
What tools integrate with Debian?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Debian
What tools integrate with Centos?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Centos

What are some alternatives to Ubuntu, Debian, and Centos?

  • CoreOS - Linux for Massive Server Deployments
  • Fedora - Operating system based on the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project
  • Linux Mint - The most popular desktop Linux distribution and the 3rd most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS
  • openSUSE - The makers' choice for sysadmins, developers and desktop users

See all alternatives to Ubuntu

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