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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by Wrawrat on Wed 24th Nov 2004 01:33 UTC

Do you know, Ubuntu ship the latest Gnome, hal, OpenOffice, etc...
Is it a problem or it is not ?

Depends for who. For me, it is.

The Ubuntu bootable discs don't work on my laptop. Why? Because it uses the lastest GRUB instead of the tried-and-true ISOLINUX. The Ubuntu LiveCD was not very stable on my desktop. Why? Probably because it uses the lastest Gnome, HAL, OpenOffice... Funnily enough, it doesn't use even if that one is newer and more stable (in _my_ experience, mind you).

I am in favour of progress but a bit of conservatism is always good.

Linux 2.6 is stable.

Technically, you are right. However, the newer releases (.7, .8 and .9) got many changes that brang some stability issues. The 2.6.5 was far more stable to me than the 2.6.9. Unfortunately, I need some bugfixes from the 2.6.9...

Anyway, 2.4 is definitely more mature.