Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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Sorry to disagree but I think that you are taking all too at heart. Ok, some bugs in final release shouldn't be there, especially in a critical component like the package manager, but maybe this is the price you pay for a free Red Hat community project.
Remember :
"It's unwise to pay too much. . . but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money. . . that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better." -- JOHN RUSKIN

I respect Linux and open source community, but I know the risks. It's better that paying $$$ for XP and have all this security holes in return. Maybe Fedora is not ready for prime time on everyone's desktop, but neither RH9 or RH8 were. They lack multimedia, browsing the internet with all its contents (Media Player 9...) and if you look at Slackware or Debian, well newbies would be scared. People want thing easy. I do no need to be a geek to install an OS on my PC I want to use it. Fedora, Mandrake and SUSE did good on that. SUSE wants money for the distro, and you find more things there. Mandrake almost had a financial problem, RH simply decided to move away from a no margin business. Unless the hardware vendors do not write drivers for their hardware Linux will always be as it is today. This maybe is the real problem. The older your pc is, the better. Linux install flawlessy there.

- Regards
- Paolo