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 beats fedora for destkop use
by cendrizzi on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 22:58 UTC

It's plain to me, ubunut is a much neater desktop setup. It doesn't even attempt things like SELinux, etc. It doesn't even install SSHD. Instead it does the bare minimum that all users of desktop linux would pretty much want. It's very nice.

I have defenitley switched to Ubuntu on my desktop but will stick with Fedora for server use.

I can certainly understand if you're having issues with Ubuntu, if it's not usable it's not usable. Personally I installed FC3 over ubuntu only to go back to ubuntu since Fedora was much buggier for me, I have a newer system too (AMD 64, SATA, NForce 3 250GB, etc). Ubuntu has been rock solid, which surprises me for a first attempt.