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Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence continues

Given the increasing corporate use of GNU/Linux, there has been pressure on Debian from various quarters to adhere to some kind of time-based release process. This pressure increased no end after the emergence of Ubuntu, based on the unstable branch of Debian, which has tied its releases to the six-monthly release cycle of the GNOME Desktop Project. More here

Nearly three years later, following the announcement of a time-based freeze by the Debian GNU/Linux Project – and subsequent back-pedalling that this would not apply to the next release, Squeeze – it is evident that nearly as much bad feeling and suspicion still exists.

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