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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Kind of funny...
by leech on Wed 4th Jun 2008 02:55 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

Here's a personal experience that I thought was quite amusing.

At work, I decided to install over my Debian Sid install (yeah, I know, kind of crazy to be using my workstation on that.) So while looking for a distribution, I gave Fedora 9 a shot.

Now Ubuntu decided with Hardy that they would scrap gnome-cups-manager, which seems to not have a lot of development done on it. Instead they grabbed the system-config-printers from Fedora.

Well under Fedora 9, it did not detect any of the printers on the network. Ok, fine, Debian hadn't worked with that either, with it's default printer manager. Hplip's hp-setup worked wonders though, and I was printing right away.

Ubuntu 8.04 (remember, using Fedora's software) worked flawlessly. Found all the network printers, and it was just a matter of click, click, done.

This is where polish shows.

My biggest complaint about Fedora is that it is basically (even after release) an unstable system, in as much as Debian Sid is.

Right now I think I'm most looking forward to CentOS 5.2 and openSuSE 11.0 (which by the way, I think all previous versions of Suse stink, but the newest version has impressed me, though I don't like their Gnome set up, KDE4 was pretty shiny on it.)

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