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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my issues with fedora...
by synergy on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 20:49 UTC

i've tried several other distros (suse, xandros, mandrake), but i find myself returning to fedora sooner or later for various reasons.
i've used red hat since v.8, and no doubt it is progressing!
however, there are still the following issues i want to see fixed soon:

- cleaning up/consolidating the menus.
- speed of openoffice
- booting time (afaik in progress)
- amount of memory needed (still too much compared to win xp)
- consolidation of the install tools (yum, apt, rpm, cd-installer, up2date)
- consolidation of the var. repos (the new install/updatetool should automatically choose the needed and working repos and mirrors near you!)
- the annoying fact that my pccard-cdrom still doesn't get recognized although it did in rh8
- breaking up fedora in subsets, like 1 or max. 2 cds needed for a typical desktop installation.
- a live cd!
- acpi finally fully working (suspend etc.). in this regard, fc3 is def. a step backwards, because trying to install with acpi enabled gave me a kernel panic! now i have to use apm, and every time i pull out or plug in my power chord, fc3 simply crashes/freezes!
- well, and then there's the notorious plugin-issue, but given red hats reluctance regarding this issue, i frankly have given up hope to see mp3, dvd etc. working right out of the box in fedora at all!
- oh, and the strange habit of the gnome people to remove or change features which worked well for most of the users (btw, could red hat pls return to their modified panel instead of the 2 geeky and unpractical default gnome panels!)

so in short, i would like to see more emphasis on quality/focus than on quantity - faster progress!
i hope ubuntu and others will increase the pressure for red hat in this regard!