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: on package counts...
by Wrawrat on Wed 24th Nov 2004 01:02 UTC

Many Debian packages comes from huge packages that were splitted individually. For example, I can select Kopete even if it usually comes with the whole kdenetwork package. There are also some packages with two or three different configurations (like totem-xine, totem-gstreamer, amarok-xine, amarok-arts, amarok-gstreamer, amarok-arts). Furthermore, I *think* meta-packages are included in the package count...

I believe most community-friendly Linux distros that are quite mature have the same amount of applications, programs and utilities.