Last night, I spent a few hours migrating this production server from Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” to Debian 5.0 “Lenny”. Many have asked me online and in person why I would make the switch, especially being a heavy Ubuntu advocate. More here
So, in a nutshell, I’ve put my faith behind Debian stable for any production servers personally, and Ubuntu for any desktops and laptops that can afford a little wiggle room in relation to stability. This is my opinion with my hardware, and your mileage will probably vary. That’s what makes our community as a whole so great. I want to see Debian succeed on the desktop, laptop and netbook arena, and I want to see Ubuntu succeed in the server / Big Iron arena, and I’ll do what I can to make that happen. But for now, I am where I am.