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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by hcuar on Thu 13th Nov 2003 04:38 UTC

IMHO Eugenia made a great point in her review. Fedora will not make a good choice as anyone's primary OS with these kind of quality problems.

I'm disgusted with the instant flame war that breaks out whenever someone gives a reasonable negative opinion of a Linux distribution. If Microsoft (or to a lesser extent Apple) released such a flaming pile of poo, it would make national headlines. In order for Linux to make a real impact, people will need to be realistic. I'm sorry, but I won't use Fedora, and have no intention of doing so (as long as their releases are so poor). I'll stick to Mandrake and WinXP for my two machines.

Software is imperfect. Period. I realize that. However, it's no execuse to make life difficult. In order for Linux to make it mainstream (Linux being inserted in place of any distribution), it needs to provide simpler interfaces for the common user. I believe many of the current distros are attempting to work on this, however I think they are way behind.

Why do I run Mandrake on my second computer? One, it's free. Two, I like to mess around with a *nix like OS.

So let's give Eugenia a break, and take her review for face value. A subjective review that may not say what everyone wants it to say, but needed to say.

Thank you Eugenia!