Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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Is this news?
by IndigoJo on Fri 18th Jan 2013 08:58 UTC
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A distro allows you to choose which GUI you install, when you install the OS ... that's news? Fedora has always been like that, as has SUSE and Mandriva or whatever it's called now. That was the standard before one-desktop live CDs became popular with Ubuntu. Fedora and SUSE also offer the live CDs and, I imagine, most people will be downloading those as they are a quarter of the size of the DVD image, or less.

And the article is riddled with inaccuracies. Fedora is not a desktop-focussed version of Red Hat; it's a test-bed for Red Hat.

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