Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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re: Meso
by slash on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 20:08 UTC

"For me it comes down it better installer, and for now a better community. I do think Fedora and Ubuntu are two sides of the same coin though and they are more alike than different. Though I suppose Ubuntu will appeal to the "Anything but Red Hat" crowd."

No, you are wrong here. Fedora and Ubuntu are in completely different leagues. Ubuntu is in the same league as RedHat Workstation. Fedora is completely unusable in the enterprise. There isn't much stability testing and RedHat drops support for it almost immediately after a new release forcing you to upgrade every 6 months. That is ridiculous. On the otherhand, Ubuntu guarantees support for 18 months and is proving to be extremely stable. Ubuntu is competing with RedHat but it isn't going after Fedora.