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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Why 2.6?
by dr_gonzo on Wed 24th Nov 2004 00:16 UTC

It seems like it's very unstable. Lots of bugs and it seems that new releases seem to break lots of stuff. Why do distros default install with 2.6? 2.4 is extremely stable and nothing gets broken with new releases.

Every now and then I've thought of upgrading to 2.6 but then I read so many stories of people having so many problems with it.

Do Ubuntu and and Fedora have options at install time to install the 2.4 kernel instead, just like the new Debian installer does?