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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ubuntu =>fedora
by ykpaiha on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 22:19 UTC

Having tried both distros I may say, at least for me, yes they are close but:
Fedora: need realy tools to easy setup additional logs (mp3 etc..)after a week and a half I still have problems to set up proper mp3 and dvd read.
The forum is a mess, proper informations are delayed in a middle of thousands (try to find out witch repos. for yum, up2date or synaptic and the advantage of each-one..by the way why three???).
Ubuntu: Still a bit as a beta most probably a conjonction of prob with gnome 2.8 (most prob they released too fast) and the fact to use only and exclusivly this WM, a mix of the available tools on both kde and gnome would have my preference (k3b by exemple where Ubuntu have G..???, don't talk please on Nautilus cd copy it's a joke).
To be short both have some work to do to convince me.
Back to a proper debian Sid.