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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MattPie
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2006-04-18

It may certainly be the case, but I would suspect that newer kernels would have better compatibility. Fedora generally has newer kernels.

Am I missing something?


It's not that there is hardware that is not support directly in Fedora, it's the ease in which it is set up.

For example, for a machine with an NVIDIA card, Ubuntu will prompt you something like, "Your video device requires a binary driver to fully function. The Ubuntu developers cannot modify this driver and cannot properly support it. Click here to download the driver and install it automatically." Fedora will tell you everything is fine with the open source NV driver. If you know you need to install the binary driver for 3d, you to go download it from NVIDIA yourself and follow their install procedure (it may be in a 3rd-party repo, but not the default repos as far as I know). Then, you will likely have to reinstall the driver whenever your kernel is updated.

Fedora 9 is apparently more difficult because the version of X.org they are using is incompatible with the Nvidia drivers.

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