Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 08:12 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently we've seen the releases of both Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron' as well as Fedora 9 'Sulphur', to mostly positive reviews. PCWorld Australia decided to pitch these two popular Linux distributions against one another.
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RE[2]: Good Call
by apoclypse on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Good Call"
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Um, no.

First of all, Fedora is hardly the best distro for experienced users. Such a distro would be Arch or Debian. However, beyond that, Ubuntu has some clear advantages from fedora, starting from the fact that apt is (from my experience) vastly superior to yum, continuing with the much bigger support base and the larger amount of packages in the official repositories, and finishing up with the fact that Fedora's "newer technologies" tend to be on the unstable side.

In addition, you claim RH is the "granddady of all modern mainstream Linux distributions". This is patently false. Ubuntu, Knoppix, (insert countless LiveCDs here), MEPIS and others are all Debian-based. In addition, there's Arch, Slackware and Gentoo, which all use their package management own system.

While we all know that RedHat isn't the "granddaddy " of them all in-terms of heritage, we all must admit that the vast majority of things that we take for granted now in Linux has come from the RedHat camp. At leats that is what I think he meant. It would be nice if someone would do the same thing to for fedora that Ubuntu has, namely take the latest release of Fedora, chisel at it until its stable enough and more user friendly then release. If Ubuntu can do it with Debian there is no reason why someone can't do the same with Fedora. That is all Fedora really needs stabilization and attention to detail. That is the only real thing that Ubuntu offers (I'm an Ubuntu user and will probably never budge, but I want all distros to succeed) but its very important and I think its the reason why Ubuntu is where its at today.

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