What is the difference between Linux and Ubuntu?

Linux is the kernel, the innermost operating system without all the applications, the shell, the entire GNU package and so on.

Interactive map of Linux kernel

Ubuntu is one of many distributions that rely on both the Linux kernel and the GNU package and then a lot of other packages.

The distributions are versatile and are mapped here, a little humorous.

Humorous because there is often no clear distinction and because so many sub-packages and pragmatic solutions flow together that it is somewhat difficult to determine.

There is the rather Take it or leave it site, as the most common distribution is taken since Ubuntu, I myself take Kubuntu, on the same continent, but with KDE instead of Gnome as the interface and that I chose because of my customers and so I suffer with them and help them directly n can, if it burns, then there is the Mint faction, which thinks it has solved all the problems of Ubuntu, but the team around Mint is much smaller and can not tackle problems so quickly and thus runs on rather rare hardware mostly worse (Toshiba laptops to the Example have spit blood under some Mint versions, but ran wonderfully under Kubuntu).

Ubuntu is a big spin-off of the Debian distribution, which in turn is bigger and more comprehensive than Ubuntu, but requires a little more expertise.But by and large this is the “original” so to speak, and many things that have been added to Ubuntu for a progressivity run there untouched. Ubuntu often interferes as a disto in the packages of the developers, i.e. the package maintainer, changes around it and creates long-term problems in which the package maintainers can no longer help and do not want to help.

One can decide to switch to a “From the Scratch” system, like Archlinux or even Gentoo, which is a kind of Formula 1 car of the Linuxe and then the updating of your own system becomes the main function at some point.In any case, that was the case for me at the time.

Arch-Linux is certainly an alternative for the savvy user nowadays.That and original Debian are the two distributions that friends with me like to use devs and administrators and which simply leave a lot more freedom in the design of their own system than maybe a Ubuntu.

In principle, there is nothing to say against the big distos.As I said, I drive Kubuntu here and am usually very satisfied. Except when I try to dance too much out of line as usual. Then the communist hammer comes and brings me back to the collective standard.

Yay.But I recommend this for my customers and for good reason. They don’t dance out of line and after a lot of trouble with “better” so more flexible systems I think they are much worse (often only by phone) and not so well suited for beginners.

But if you really want high performance, you have to leave there in the long term, for example you want to build real-time routed audio systems over network, such experimental packages are a case for the emergency doctor on something like Ubuntu.Maybe you get it to run, maybe it was just very unstable with me, but that’s not something I could recommend for it. This is just a system for the normal. This is not meant to be worthany, it is tailored to his needs and then it goes well.

Linux as a kernel also runs on every Android, of course, but the whole infrastructure around it has been left out in favor of a Java application layer.And so only the most necessary basic commands are installed, which reduces the Linux on Android to the semi-debilene and lobotomized OSX under BSD “Linux” on the Mac.

You have to revitalize that before you can work with it again.On Android you can install Termux and under Termux you can then install an ArchLinux and that gives back pretty much everything that Google has removed from the brain shell with the coarse trowel.

But then it’s a kind of Frankenstein monster and it’s not the same.Just as you can try to get the GNU environment running with Cygwin on Windows, what’s going on and what for me is the only way to endure Windows. But it’s just a kind of wooden leg. Better than not to walk, but this is not really suitable for the marathon.

On Android, however, Termux works surprisingly well and has made my laptop unemployed.

The agony of choice.That is the difficult price of freedom, well.

It is easier to live as a slave.That much is clear.

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