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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Fedora Real-Life Test Woes
by Brenda on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 18:43 UTC

I have been using Fedora Core 3 since it came out. I some issues with it.

You cannot modify the Gnome Menus! Their menu system does not allow the user to add or remove anything from the menu. This is widely thought to be a Gnome bug, but it isn't

No OpenOffice 1.1.3. The version they have has a wrong-font buf in it. They still haven't rolled 1.1.3 rpms.

There is no firewall settings which will allow SMB networking without leaving yourself naked.

Yum Rots! I have said it before; I will say it again: give up on this thing. It's too slow to get headers. I have had the packagelist XMLs get corrupted several times, and had to "yum clean all" them.

Installing graphics on Fedora is esspecially tough.