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Why do device developers prefer Debian?

Apr 30, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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LinuxDevices.com'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 LinuxDevices.com senior editor Henry Kingman's has to say on this subject:

Why device developers prefer Debian


 
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