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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by the author on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 19:38 UTC

okay, to the ReiserFS: how shall i find out that it can be used in the fedora-install if i cannot read it anywhere before installing? not the best option for a newb. I searched for this info but never found it. sorry.

as to your personal installation problems: i know that the one or the other distro might not work perfectly on your boxes, but i ONLY give comment on the hardware i have used for this review. do not expect me to try every piece of hardware there is for computers. ;)

also keep in mind that i have taken a deep look into the forums in order to see where most problems arose.

the mp3 thing: yes, you are right, mp3 is now unavailable on both, fedora and ubuntu. ubuntu only removed it from its main packages recently but you can grab it immediately from the mirrors. in fedora it is a bit more tricky (3rd party). so it is still a slight advantage for ubuntu. especially because of the audio-cdrom stuff.

to the legal-issues: not everyone who uses fedora lives in the us. so if there are people who are allowed to use mp3 and/or other stuff, why is it all kept from them and not even available from the mirrors. this is kinda weird imho. ubuntu has a better approach to this.

just my two cents. ;)