Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:00 UTC, submitted by Darkelve
Fedora Core The following letter was received from Eric S. Raymond, who has sent it to a number of Linux-related publications and mailing lists. It is presented verbatim. "After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable."
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RE[2]: No surprise
by toogreen on Sat 24th Feb 2007 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE: No surprise"
toogreen
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2006-06-03

I was exactly in the same position as you, a few months ago. I had been using Ubuntu for a long time (couple of years) and was happy with it, but when I tried to upgrade from Dapper to Edgy, things went awfully wrong, so I got disapointed and decided to give Fedora Core 6 a try.

It was great right after install, especially that the whole 3D desktop (compiz+aiglx) was automatically installed. Wasn't so great for Wifi and Video cards etc tho... It took me less than a week to get frustrated with Fedora and Its various flaws and workarounds that are not needed under Ubuntu. So I have then decided to get back to Ubuntu with a clean install of Edgy Eft. Smooth install, 3D wasn't installed by default but at least the wifi, video card and all were all working great right away. And installing beryl is a no brainer anwyay!

I'm now sticking with Ubuntu. It just works! You should really test Fedora on a spare machine before you do the move!!

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