Linked by Fabian M. Schindler on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 18:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux distros are advancing everywhere. Not only servers but also on the desktop pc and notebooks. There are wild discussions, if Linux-Distributions are ready for serious business work or personal use. This critical review will deal with two long awaited Linux-distributions, Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntus Warty Warhog. Why these two? Because both feature Gnome 2.8 and it would not be a comparision on equal terms to compare Gnome to e.g KDE. Also, both use kernel 2.6.8+ and have their very own theme for the default desktop. Bluecurve for Fedora and Human for Ubuntu.
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RE: Ubuntu vs. Fedora?
by Eugenia on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 19:12 UTC

Ubuntu is a nice distro, but I found it buggy. I filed more than 10-15 bug reports last 2 months, most of them critical. I still can't use my mouse with it without removing the mouse from the PS/2 connector and place it back in immediately. Other distros on the same machine have not the same symptoms.

On the other hand, Fedora is even more buggy. And slow. And a memory hog. And irritating. But it has more preference panels to setup things and that's nice.

For me, the winner, between the two, is Ubuntu (in general would be ArchLinux or Slackware). For a newcomer, Fedora might be better, because of all the pref panels.