Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Raspbian

121
155
+ 1
9
Ubuntu

64.3K
46.3K
+ 1
449
Add tool

Raspbian vs Ubuntu: What are the differences?

Developers describe Raspbian as "A free operating system based on Debian". It is optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. It provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi. On the other hand, Ubuntu is detailed as "The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud". 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.

Raspbian and Ubuntu belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, Ubuntu has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2563 company stacks & 9695 developers stacks; compared to Raspbian, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about Raspbian and Ubuntu

Ubuntu is much more faster over Windows and helps to get software and other utilities easier and within a short span of time compared to Windows.

Ubuntu helps to get robustness and resiliency over Windows. Ubuntu runs faster than Windows on every computer that I have ever tested. LibreOffice (Ubuntu's default office suite) runs much faster than Microsoft Office on every computer that I have ever tested.

See more
Jerome/Zen Quah
Chose
UbuntuUbuntu
over
CentOSCentOS

Global familiarity, free, widely used, and as a debian distro feels more comfortable when rapidly switching between local macOS and remote command lines.

CentOS does boast quite a few security/stability improvements, however as a RHEL-based distro, differs quite significantly in the command line and suffers from slightly less frequent package updates. (Could be a good or bad thing depending on your use-case and if it is public facing)

See more
Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 7 upvotes · 197.5K views

At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of Raspbian
Pros of Ubuntu
  • 7
    Runs well on rpi
  • 2
    Easy to use with little experience
  • 226
    Free to use
  • 96
    Easy setup for testing discord bot
  • 56
    Gateway Linux Distro
  • 53
    Simple interface
  • 7
    Don't need driver installation in most cases
  • 4
    Many active communities
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 2
    Easy to custom
  • 1
    Many flavors/distros based on ubuntu

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Raspbian
Cons of Ubuntu
  • 3
    Desktop enviroment is unstable
  • 4
    Demanding system requirements
  • 3
    Adds overhead and unnecessary complexity over Debian
  • 1
    Systemd
  • 1
    Snapd installed by default

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

What is Raspbian?

It is optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. It provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi.

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.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Jobs that mention Raspbian and Ubuntu as a desired skillset
CBRE
United States of America Texas Richardson
CBRE
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; New York City, NY, US; Portland, OR, US; Seattle, WA, US
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; New York City, NY, US; Portland, OR, US; Seattle, WA, US
What companies use Raspbian?
What companies use Ubuntu?
See which teams inside your own company are using Raspbian or Ubuntu.
Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Raspbian?
What tools integrate with Ubuntu?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

Blog Posts

JavaScriptGitHubGit+33
20
1858
What are some alternatives to Raspbian and Ubuntu?
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
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.
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.
iOS
It is the operating system that presently powers many of the mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful.
Windows
A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
See all alternatives