[Rd] Question about Rweb

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Oct 6 18:26:11 CEST 2011

On 5 October 2011 at 21:54, Simon Urbanek wrote:
| Ubuntu is currently the most popular and works out of the box on most machines. Personally, I prefer Debian on servers, but there is not a big difference.

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  Ubuntu also comes in at least four flavours: ubuntu (Gnome look), kubuntu
  (KDE), xubuntu (XFCE) and 'server'.  So it is easy to overlook the server
  product which is also excellent. If you install it, it start with just six
  or seven processes running -- perfect for customization on top of something
  truly barebones.

  And the end of the day it depends on what update cycle you want to
  subscribe too. The bi-annual Ubuntu releases are nice.  I also _really_
  like Debian testing which is like a rolling 'current/fresh/yet stable'
  release.  CRAN uses that for a few machines, and I can never remember if
  rforge and r-forge, respectively, are on stable or testing.

  I often use Ubuntu and just re-build whatever I need never versions of by
  rebuilding the packages locally in 'package building chroot' on
  Ubuntu. Best of both worlds for me.

  If there are follow-ups, they should probably go to r-sig-debian.
</off-topic alert>

Best, Dirk

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