Ubuntu has been a growing pain for me over the last year or so. Mostly due to the baked in third party cicd known as snaps.
Last week marked my return to beloved @debian with a large Docker cluster deployment and the end of Ubuntu rollouts.
It feels good to be back! :)
@vince Debian is just so comfortable. I've distro-hopped a good bit, but I always find myself coming back to Old Reliable.
@chance I ran a fleet of >1200 machines running Debian for at least a decade.
Clients over the past 4/5 years kept landing on Ubuntu in the server realm so being the fan of standardized and predictable deployments, everything became Ubuntu.
Snaps changed everything I've every valued as a sysadmin,now founder of a infrastructure engineering firm. Systems aren't supposed to change underneath you. It's different when it's a browser update...
@vince It's unthinkable that snaps would automatically upgrade on their own. That makes them completely incompatible with any enterprise hosting environment, and I have no idea why Ubuntu would go that route when they have a sizeable amount of people using their server release.
I've seen people complain about Debian's "archaic" packages in Stable, but dat sweet, sweet stability is exactly why I love it. I think the most radical change I've seen them make is systemd.
@vince Which, to be fair, pissed a lot of folks off, lol. You want AntiX? That's how you get AntiX. 😁
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