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Why Linus Torvalds doesn't use Ubuntu or Debian

Published on Sep 3, 2014 2,099,044 views

Linus gives the practical reasons why he doesn't use Ubuntu or Debian.

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  • merkantelismo
    merkantelismo 2 месяца назад I thought he'd sarcastically answer, "I'd rather write my own OS from scratch than install a distro"
  • WolfireGaming
    WolfireGaming 2 года назад > Creates Linux > Can't install Linux (In all truth, raw Debian can be a pain, so I see where he's coming from)
  • Nancy Pagan
    Nancy Pagan 2 недели назад He creatied the Linux kernel not ganu is.
  • Iago Fernández
    Iago Fernández 4 недели назад (изменено) @zvxcvxcz Dude Windows is a real pain in the ass, especially the bloody eternal updates that require 5+ reboots before it can be arsed to boot up normally, but it has never screwed my computer anywhere as bad as you're implying. It's the most used system in the world, and let's face it, they mostly don't screw up things too bad. I've seen worst messed stuff happening on Linux over the years, but maybe it's all the tinkering that Windows just doesn't allow lol. Obviously when you know what you're doing, Linux can be as stable as you want it to be, but it is BY FAR way easier to break than Windows, even by advanced users when they get into trying things, new distros, or when you decide to do sudo apt-build world just for the sake of doing it. There's no Windows update, command, program, virus, etc as dangerous as a single Linux user ;)
  • falafel dürüm
    falafel dürüm 1 месяц назад @stan broniszewski OpenBSD is incompatible with many newer devices like all I own
  • falafel dürüm
    falafel dürüm 1 месяц назад ​@John Constantine make your own or use Tails
  • mohammed bilal kolkar
    mohammed bilal kolkar 1 месяц назад I had hard time with fedora installing, and it doesn't have some stuff I need .with Debian I had hard time figuring out the unique quarky problem and nobody had any solution but reported same problem . I really don't know which distro really have proper packages ,most of time they break or just hang or dependency issue, I am tired of trying, it different problem altogether from windows, but they are better than windows for sometime and sometimes not. I don't want to enter Mac environment it's crazy
  • Jeff-kun uwu
    Jeff-kun uwu 1 месяц назад Debian is shit
  • TheBluePill
    TheBluePill 1 месяц назад @Username You really don't know much about operating systems or computers if you believe things like this.
  • zvxcvxcz
    zvxcvxcz 1 месяц назад @UsernameLol, no, Windows installs are a nightmare. Not to mention Windows updates, those even delete other partitions, like... just wtf, they have no business screwing around outside of Windows partitions. I don't mean just the bootloader, that I've come to expect from them, but this latest time they deleted my actual Linux partition. AND the update failed because Windows claims it didn't recognize some hardware... Windows hasn't been a solution to anything since XP. Even back then saying that they did anything right was a tenuous claim.
  • OCZ Ozkurito
    OCZ Ozkurito 1 месяц назад GNU/Linux OS is not equal to a Linux (kernel).
  • Username
    Username 1 месяц назад Windows is solution for all problems
  • Megawatt Apps
    Megawatt Apps 1 месяц назад He created the Linux kernel, and that's it, just the kernel. The operating system, C compiler, BASH, etc, were created by Gnu. It should really be called Gnu or Gnu / Linux since that's the OS that "Linux" uses, but the name "Linux" stuck and now everybody just calls it Linux even though the kernel is just a small part of the operating system.
  • jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen
    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen 2 месяца назад >use Ubuntu >forger Debian
  • Вероника Заглотова
    Вероника Заглотова 5 месяцев назад @stan broniszewski you think he is going to write his own kernel and not use it? THIS IS FUCKING DUMB. He has to use it because he can find out what security issues he has.
  • Your Conscience
    Your Conscience 5 месяцев назад @stan broniszewski Stan. I had a good laugh :D Not only for the comment but for providing it as an option for Linus Torvalds
  • armada nasar
    armada nasar 5 месяцев назад his time is expensive anyway.. so the hurdles are not worth it..
  • stan broniszewski
    stan broniszewski 5 месяцев назад OpenBSD is far more secure than Debian, and actually easier to install. OpenBSD only gives a default install, allowing the user to determine what gets installed whereas Debian installs everything including the kitchen sink. Thus, there's more security issues to be addressed.
  • John Constantine
    John Constantine 5 месяцев назад Its kicking my butt. Is there an easier distro that's at least as private or more?
  • ct
    ct Год назад Debian installs easily but is a pain in the ASS to configure post-installation. It's just as barebones as it gets, even Xrandr doesn't recognize widescreen by default and must be taught.
  • gorillaau
    gorillaau 2 года назад WolfireGaming That should be, "Create Linux Kernel", "Cant install some Linux distributions"
  • Capitán Obvious
    Capitán Obvious 4 года назад HD porn doesn't care what OS it's played on.
  • Pawan Adhikari
    Pawan Adhikari 2 недели назад Actually it does!
  • jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen
    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen 2 месяца назад @Capitán Obvious Go ahead watching porn till your Windows Blue Screen of Death kill your switch...
  • Karl Nabis
    Karl Nabis 2 месяца назад good point!
  • jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen
    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen 3 месяца назад (изменено) @著聞ぱら man i used to do it,Atari Porn Games such Kuster s revange,and another floppy disk pixelated porn images...and Games
  • jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen
    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen 3 месяца назад Words of Wisdom,RMS approved it
  • Mason Davis
    Mason Davis 8 месяцев назад YOU IS RIIITE HAHAH
  • VNM _
    VNM _ 9 месяцев назад yeah, but in Ubuntu I have screen tearing and that's not cool when you watch HD porn. :(
  • Sklounst drax
    Sklounst drax Год назад +Paul Petru Alexandru Cazacliu try solus with budgie DE.
  • charles neely
    charles neely Год назад Paul Petru Alexandru Cazacliu dude I can go down to the youth State Surplus sale in Arkansas that we have by f**** laptop for $25 by state law that can't sell the operating system Windows in it but that's okay I can get a $5 stick GB burn Ubuntu Durbin or any other life destrose on it and within 5 minutes what was what's a useless piece of paper weight is now a functional laptop which spreadsheet with internet access DVD watch streaming video of the fake games blah blah blah because Arkansas state government get rid of excess State equipment from garden hose to Department Corrections buses once a year they have to turn it in at the end of year hold it for 3 months or more Define doubt in other state agency want the equipment at the end of 3 months they release it to the general public for sale one day a week cars and trucks or auction off on Mondays but the other stuff like office furniture block you go in that buy right off the docks all the money for those sales go back to the State Treasury they'll be people line up at 7 o'clock in the morning just so they can go in there and buy up all the s*** by 10 the tags off and keep anybody or somebody special the laptops in the computers
  • Paul Petru Alexandru Cazacliu
    Paul Petru Alexandru Cazacliu Год назад :) The image quality is miserable on Linux compared to Windows, only on a Mac with Retina Display it's better than Windows.
  • Jakub Ziętal
    Jakub Ziętal Год назад AMEN!
  • R Noureddine
    R Noureddine Год назад you made my day, Thank you hahahaaa
  • aayush desai
    aayush desai Год назад Stop watching porn
  • themroc
    themroc Год назад Not true if your hd porn is in Flash
  • 著聞ぱら
    著聞ぱら 2 года назад I think u cant watch porn on Mike OS xDDDDDDD or on a PDP 7 lmao
  • Ten Crocs
    Ten Crocs 3 года назад +sega310982 You can watch in MS-DOS too.
  • Chi
    Chi 3 года назад +Capitán Obvious What about MS-DOS?
  • Capitán Obvious
    Capitán Obvious 3 года назад @aurvandil OK, I'll watch you naked.
  • ULTIMATE_GROSS
    ULTIMATE_GROSS 4 года назад :D poor guy
  • Capitán Obvious
    Capitán Obvious 4 года назад @ULTIMATE_GROSS Appalling grammar. Stick with HD porn.
  • ULTIMATE_GROSS
    ULTIMATE_GROSS 4 года назад How many toolbars do you need to close before to write this?
  • David Ciprys
    David Ciprys 1 месяц назад It would be hilarious if he said: "Debian is hard to install...Btw I'm Arch user.
  • zero negro
    zero negro 6 дней назад Linus Torvalds = An asshole who made a kernel that's it.
  • nhan Nguyen
    nhan Nguyen 1 день назад (изменено) Oh! Why is Linus so kindly! Wait a minute! Has he been developing a robot for along time.
  • jeffwads
    jeffwads 4 года назад This sounds like a laugh track from some old 70's show.  The audience would probably laugh if Linus farted or coughed.
  • Nemanja Ignjatović
    Nemanja Ignjatović Неделю назад yeah... it's pretty sad... especially considering that he is an asshole... well. world is full of kiss-asses
  • Rudy Hermawan
    Rudy Hermawan 2 недели назад I'd probably laugh too if Linus farted or coughed.
  • chrispotterfan
    chrispotterfan 1 месяц назад it's because the audience is a bunch of nerds xD
  • Luke Martinez
    Luke Martinez 4 месяца назад Linus Torvalds:Debian is hard to install. Arch Linux: Hold my beer.
  • Luthfi Fahreza
    Luthfi Fahreza 2 дня назад Gentoo: "Hold my problem"
  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser 1 месяц назад @kocbilo get that Rheinsgebot shit outta here;)
  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser 1 месяц назад @Matucs lol... Arch was a breeze. The first ever distro I installed was gentoo
  • kocbilo
    kocbilo 1 месяц назад LFS: Hold my water, hops, yeast and barley.
  • The Syndicate
    The Syndicate 1 месяц назад @Matucs LFS: Hold my beer
  • Matucs
    Matucs 1 месяц назад Gentoo: Hold my beer.
  • K Theodor
    K Theodor 4 года назад This is a 2.43 min-long footage, at which minute exactly does he say anything about Ubuntu? He comments that he found difficult to install Debian, that he's not good at maintaining machines, etc, but no mention did I hear about Ubuntu in particular. This video's stated title is deceiving & false.
  • László Márai
    László Márai 1 месяц назад ​@zvxcvxcz Nope. He explicitly said he doesn't want to run different distributions: 2:03 . He never said that that was different from the one he uses for his own machine. He just said that he changes his own machines regularly, so changing the system on his machine would be easy: 1:55 And the he goes into explaining how he doesn't want to have different distros. Though he really didn't say what that one distro was, so logically it may well be Ubuntu.
  • zvxcvxcz
    zvxcvxcz 1 месяц назад @László Márai That logic is faulty. He did not say he only uses one distro. The reason he gave for not using Debian also does not necessarily extend to Ubuntu, their installers have had significant differences at times. He said he uses one for systems other than his own that he maintains, that isn't the same thing.
  • Ultima2876
    Ultima2876 5 месяцев назад The guy asking the question has a ubuntu shirt
  • Jeff Wonk
    Jeff Wonk 5 месяцев назад K Theodor tr
  • László Márai
    László Márai 10 месяцев назад (изменено) He did say implicitly, that he doesn't use Ubuntu. And it's not that "Ubuntu is Debian". He explained that he uses only one distro and that he likes to stick with that one and not likely to change as then he would have to change over all the machines in the family (that he has to maintain). And since it's obviously not Ubuntu, he told you why he doesn't use Ubuntu.
  • philip davies
    philip davies Год назад etyrnal No it's not, that like saying that Apple OS is Unix. It's built upon it because it takes a lot less time and effort to build an operating system off the back of another rather than to write it from scratch. Give an average Mac user a Unix machine though and they'd freak out big time.
  • etyrnal
    etyrnal Год назад ubuntu IS debian... so he doesn't have to mention it
  • clangerbasher
    clangerbasher 4 года назад That's because it is upstream..........   :)   
  • Grind
    Grind 4 года назад Ubuntu is a Debian based distribution of Linux, you should know about the three main Linux families