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Alpine Linux vs Debian: What are the differences?

What is Alpine Linux? Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox. Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

What is Debian? The Universal Operating System. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

Alpine Linux and Debian can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Debian has a broader approval, being mentioned in 387 company stacks & 390 developers stacks; compared to Alpine Linux, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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Pros of Alpine Linux
Pros of Debian
  • 9
    Secure
  • 9
    Good in containers
  • 7
    Fast
  • 51
    Massively supported
  • 47
    Stable
  • 18
    Reliable
  • 7
    Turnkey linux use it
  • 7
    Aptitude
  • 6
    Customizable
  • 6
    It is free
  • 4
    Works on all architectures

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Cons of Alpine Linux
Cons of Debian
  • 2
    Cannot install metasploit
  • 9
    Old versions of software
  • 2
    Can be difficult to set up on vanilla Debian

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What is Alpine Linux?

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

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What are some alternatives to Alpine Linux and Debian?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
CoreOS
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Android OS
It is a mobile platform which powers phones, tablets, watches, TVs, cars etc. It makes doing business easier, in the office or out in the field. Manage entire fleets of devices with a touch. Keep corporate data protected with built-in security. And help your employees get more done.
Void Linux
It is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux® kernel. Its package system allows you to quickly install, update and remove software; software is provided in binary packages or can be built directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection.
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