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: My take on Fedora Core 3 vs. Ubuntu 4.10
by my_name on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 22:45 UTC

> > Ubuntu have Xorg ?
> Yes, I'm using it right now.

Ah Ah....
Your are talking about development.

> > Ubuntu have SeLinux ?
> Yes. It's listed in Synaptic.

SeLinux without policy, support, is nothing, 0, nada.
Does the Ubuntu ls support "-Z" option ?
The anwers is No.
Does dpkg support SeLinux ?
No.
Does the Ubuntu find support SeLinux (--context context, SELinux only) ?
No.
....
....

$ rpm -q --whatrequires libselinux.so.1 | wc -l
47

47 direct dependancy.
Direct dependancy mean this :
$ ldd /bin/rpm | grep selinux
libselinux.so.1 => /lib/libselinux.so.1 (0x00168000)


47 package build specificly for SeLinux :
SysVinit-2.85-34
anaconda-10.1.0.2-1
at-3.1.8-60
busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-5
coreutils-5.2.1-31
dbus-0.22-10
findutils-4.1.20-7
gdm-2.6.0.5-6
hal-0.4.0-10
...


Do you need to install Selinux if you install gdm ?
No, Ubuntu use a gdm that don't care about SeLinux. That's the point.

> > Ubuntu use gcc 3.4 ?
>
> Yes.

No, because Debian SID (sarge) use gcc 3.3.

btw, development branche of Fedora use GCC-4.0 by default.