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10 September 2007



I understand the excitement and interest from Ubuntu in eBox, but I don't understand eBox's interest in Ubuntu. Although it is based on Debian, Ubuntu has often traded the stability of Debian for more cutting edge features. Of the features and services offered by the eBox, where is the need for cutting edge greater than the need for stability?

I like and use Ubuntu for desktop machines. But I have been burned time and time again by Ubuntu in updates and upgrades that break systems and require complete reinstalls. I have not experienced the same with Debian. When it comes to servers, I won't trust my clients' or my data to Ubuntu as a server until they can demonstrate the stability that Debian is known for. It will be a shame to leave eBox, but if the move to an Ubuntu based happens and support of a pure Debian base is abandoned, I will have to move elsewhere.

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