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 Finalzone on Wed 24th Nov 2004 05:42 UTC

Fedora looks like its predecessors and shows a nice graphical boot, while Ubuntu is bare naked. While Fedora looks "sweeter" for most users, Ubuntu definitely boots faster. A first login shows the "personal note" of both systems.

This is a flawed point. Ubuntu boots faster because it has less services to handle than Fedora Core 3. If you set "Install everything" on FC3, the boot time will be definitively slower due the number of services to load. A better comparison would be Ubuntu agaisnt Fedora Core 3 with Desktop configuration similar to Ubuntu.