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Why do device developers prefer Debian?

Apr 30, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
Please share:    Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on RedditPin on PinterestEmail to someone's survey results consistently show Debian to be the most popular distribution among device developers. For example, our 2007 survey indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13 percent of the survey's 932 participants — roughly double the score of MontaVista, the most popular strictly-embedded distribution.

In addition to Debian's 13 percent score, Ubuntu, which is based on Debian packages, jumped to 6 percent this year, its first year in our survey. In contrast, Red Hat, achieved a 5 percent score and Fedora came in at 6 percent, while SUSE scored just 2 percent.

So, why do device developers prefer Debian? Click here to find out what senior editor Henry Kingman's has to say on this subject:

Why device developers prefer Debian

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