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Decisions about CoreOS, Debian, and Ubuntu
Michaël SCHERER
Fullstack Dev at Synovo Group · | 9 upvotes · 20.5K views
Chose
Ubuntu
over
Windows

Ubuntu always let people do what they want to do, it pushes its users to know what they are doing, what they want and helps them learn what they ignore.

Ubuntu is simple, works out-of-the-box after installation and has a incredibly huge community behind.

Ubuntu is lightweight and open, in the way, that the user has access to free AND efficient applications (most of the time, without ads) and, even if learning its folder structure is challenging, once done, you are really able to call yourself "someone who knows what is in your computer".

Windows, in comparison, is heavy, tends to make decision for you and always enable tracking application by default. grr

It has a simple user interface, of course, but on the stability point of view, it is hard to compete with something simpler (even with less features).

Personal preference : I prefer something simple that works 99% of the time, than a full-featured auto-magical system that works 50% of the time (and ask if the good version of the driver is really installed...)

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Dimelo Waterson

Coming from a Debian-based Linux background, using the Ubuntu base image for my Docker containers was a natural choice. However, the overhead, even on the impressively-slimmed Hub images, was hard to justify. Seeking to create images that were "just right" in size, without unused packages or dependencies, I made the switch to Alpine.

Alpine's modified BusyBox has a surprising amount of functionality, and the package repository contains plenty of muslc-safe versions of commonly-used packages. It's been a valuable exercise in doing more with less, and, as Alpine is keen to point out, an image with fewer packages makes for a more sustainable environment with a smaller attack surface.

My only regret is that Alpine's documentation leaves a lot to be desired.

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Ubuntu is much more faster over Windows and helps to get software and other utilities easier and within a short span of time compared to Windows.

Ubuntu helps to get robustness and resiliency over Windows. Ubuntu runs faster than Windows on every computer that I have ever tested. LibreOffice (Ubuntu's default office suite) runs much faster than Microsoft Office on every computer that I have ever tested.

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Pros of CoreOS
Pros of Debian
Pros of Ubuntu
  • 21
    Container management
  • 15
    Lightweight
  • 11
    Systemd
  • 49
    Massively supported
  • 45
    Stable
  • 18
    Reliable
  • 7
    Turnkey linux use it
  • 6
    Aptitude
  • 4
    It is free
  • 4
    Customizable
  • 4
    Works on all architectures
  • 224
    Free to use
  • 97
    Easy setup for testing discord bot
  • 56
    Gateway Linux Distro
  • 53
    Simple interface
  • 6
    Don't need driver installation in most cases
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 3
    Many active communities
  • 2
    Easy to custom

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Cons of CoreOS
Cons of Debian
Cons of Ubuntu
  • 1
    End-of-lifed
  • 8
    Old versions of software
  • 4
    Demanding system requirements
  • 3
    Adds overhead and unnecessary complexity over Debian

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What is 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.

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.

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to CoreOS, Debian, and Ubuntu?
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
LinuxKit
LinuxKit, a toolkit for building custom minimal, immutable Linux distributions. Designed for building and running clustered applications, including but not limited to container orchestration such as Docker or Kubernetes.
Rancher
Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
Mesosphere
Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
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How developers use CoreOS, Debian, and Ubuntu
Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses
CoreOS

As the basis of our new infrastructure, we use CoreOS as a reliable solution for our docker-server-instances. We plan to deploy all our servers as individual docker containers to make use of the extensive possibilties offered in terms of isolation, resource-managemant (cgroups) and scalability.

TIS Global Solutions uses
Debian

Browse more than 200 Channels, anytime and anywhere, without satellite dish and cable with chitram-tv.de. Experience your most favourite Indian channels in more than 10 languages on your home TV, PC or Mobile - and all through the Internet!

Chitram TV

Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses
Ubuntu

We use Ubuntu for our more bleeding-edge servers like the web-server that heavily rely on modern ciphers and negotiation protocols like ALPN, aswell as for things that are included within ubuntus package-sources, but not within debians.

Doug Bromley uses
Ubuntu

Excellent foundation by being based on Debian. But with excellent long term support for security updates in the LTS editions along with a huge community providing an unparalleled pool of community knowledge.

Promethean TV uses
Ubuntu

PrometheanTV server infrastructure runs on the Ubuntu Operating System. Ubuntu Server is used on various EC2 instances and Ubuntu Desktop is used by technical staff as a desktop development environment.

Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses
Debian

Debian is our primary distribution for our game-servers for the time being. We plan to shift our infrastructure towards Docker-Containers/CoreOS though.

Yechan Kim uses
Ubuntu

가장 대중적인 Debian 기반 Linux 배포판. 기존에는 그나마 쓸만한 데스크톱 환경을 밀고 들어와 많은 사람들의 추앙을 받았으나 그마저도 점점 산으로 가서 욕을 잔뜩 먹었다. 최근에는 빨간 모자의 자리를 넘보며 서버 사이드에서도 많이 쓰이는 중.

papaver uses
Debian

my goto linux distro. what all my vms are created from. small and well built. apt-get rocks. been using it on and off since college.

Gitt uses
Ubuntu

Widely used, large community and updated frequently. P.S: We use a slighly modified version of Ubuntu Server for database management.

PawByte uses
Debian

The Debian Linux distribution of Linux is supported for the Game Pencil Engine Editor.

We Understand Technology uses
Debian

We use Debian based Ubuntu for most projects as they have frequent updates.

theskyinflames uses
CoreOS

Os to run Docker containers.

SHOUTca.st uses
CoreOS

Used for Cast + DJ servers