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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Anonymous (IP: 61.95.x.x)
by Bitterman on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 23:14 UTC

"fedora does not have a rigid time based schedule."
4 to 6 months is what they shoot for, but yes you're correct. Though can I ask why that matters? If its about 3rd party vendors Java, Flash, etc all work on my FC3 and its not even released yet. Why because its very popular and it serves them well to test on RHEL's proving ground. Will ubunto get this kind of attention from binary only software? Maybe, we'll see.

"its not a single cd distro either."

Download one CD then put a checkmark next to "minimal install". Or you can "custom install" then uncheck all software. That will install only barebones, and you can 'yum install x' anything else you need later.

"fedora doesnt have a big repository unlike ubuntu universe."
Certainly not. maybe half that with all repo's. But Here is the thing I have a folder in $HOME called src/. Every six months I upgrade fedora and you know how many tarballs are in src/ ? around 4 (not including themes). My point is the things that are in yum repo's are mainline. the only stuff you're not going to find in there are things like rare perlmodules and some sourceforge projects that are not popular yet. Though Java, Flash, mp3, codecs, p2p, common perl modules, NTFS modules, nvidia, etc I get from yum. Only thing I don't is gyachE a yahoo chat client (WAY too unstable to put in repo) and a couple networking scripts that are outdated (mid 90's)

"debian is well known for community participation and ubuntu feeds on it. fedora has NO outside packagers at all."

What do you mean no outside packagers?
Jpackage (java stuff)
new rpm's$basearch/fc$releasever

Those are just the ones in the yum.conf so to say nobody outside of RH packages anything I'm not sure what you mean. There is also but they are "official" That is how people get their packages included into Fedora's stable tree, you get accepted into as a proving ground. If you want everyone off the street to have CVS access I'm not sure about that, I think they're re-writing software in house so that it can be used with outsiders not just RH ppl. atleast that was the last excuse I heard.