Originally Posted by Chipp
Just a personal thing, I guess. I don't care much for how Ubuntu wants me to do everything with wizards, and especially how bloated the kernel is. I despise manual compiles (I used Gentoo for a year or so
) so I respect the less-bloated Debian kernels. Saves me some work getting things optimized. Probably the biggest thing is that I like uniformity, and though my sig rig would handle any of the *buntu's no problem I also use a older (P4 1.8ghz, 256mb ram, etc) laptop that would require a bit more work to get 7.10 or 8.04 up and running. I can use all the same disks with Debian, as they are all of the "minimal install" variety.
I probably sound like a ranting, Ubuntu hating idiot. But if I do, oh well. It's not intended.
It's good to hear an actual, no-BS reason. I think most Linux elitists dislike Ubuntu because it's not "hard enough". Me personally, I like easy. I don't much like spending two weeks getting my OS the way I want it. If I can get a computer from empty hard drive to a usable state in 30 minutes, I'm happy. Windows comes close, but Ubuntu has never failed me in this regard. A new major release every six months certainly sweetens the deal, too.