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: thrift
by Jack on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 19:57 UTC

Most of the media formats that are left out by default are restricted formats, IE: WMV, MOV, MPeg Layer 3, etc ... Also keep in mind that not everyone needs to play media, some want a small server setup, or a plain vanilla workstation to run development off of. Like you've said adding support for restricted media formats is trivial, granted that you have internet connection.

I've tried Fedora and Ubuntu and I can say that Ubuntu wins hands down thanks to it's debian roots. Fedora is great but it's package manager coupled with it's bloat really kills the whole experience for me. Ubuntu on the other hand is showing great potential for it's rather young age.