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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Heh, 'experienced users'
by MattPie on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 17:28 UTC
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Am I the only 'experienced' user that likes Ubuntu because I don't have to tinker with stuff to make it work?

The thing that really got me about Fedora 9 is media support. The first time you to play an MP3, it wants you to download the MP3 codec (some package from a company I've not heard of). If you want to play a movie, it directs you to a package from that same company that you have to PAY for. I know I can go add another yum repo to get the normal open source stuff, but this seems completely bizarre to me.

Ubuntu, of course, just works (ok, you have to download codecs for movies it prompted and nearly automatic).

I've been evaluating both for work. Fedora will be recommended for our 'workstations' that need newer stuff than RHEL/CentOS. It's easier to integrate with our existing RHEL systems and they don't need to be watching movies. Any standalone machines or laptops will likely be getting Ubuntu since it's easier.

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