[OT] Ubuntu vs Debian forums (was recompiling the kernel with a different version name)
On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 09:57:17 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:09:09 -0400 (EDT), Stephen Powell wrote:
>> BTW, does anyone know why Ubuntu users seem to want to use the Debian>
>> forums? Don't they have forums of their own?
> Yes they do, and in fact I find them helpful even though I'm running
> Debian :-)
I have occasionally found a solution to a problem I'm having on Debian
by searching the internet and finding the solution posted on an Ubuntu
forum. But I never *post* there because I run Debian, not Ubuntu.
What I don't understand is why Ubuntu users *post* here, when they
actually run Ubuntu. According to the OP of this thread, he posted here
because he posted on the Ubuntu forums first and no-one answered.
I wonder how common that is, and why. Ubuntu alleges a larger installed
base than Debian, at least for desktop machines; so there ought to be
an even larger number of users available to answer posts on the Ubuntu
I always assume that posters are running Debian. But a specific procedure
that works in Debian may not work in Ubuntu. They have a lot in common,
but they are not exactly the same.
.''`. Stephen Powell <email@example.com>
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