Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 08:12 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently we've seen the releases of both Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron' as well as Fedora 9 'Sulphur', to mostly positive reviews. PCWorld Australia decided to pitch these two popular Linux distributions against one another.
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I used both...
by HangLoose on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 09:22 UTC
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on the same laptop and for me Ubuntu gave me less "headaches" to configure/setup my environment.

Fedora brings up very very cool new stuff (ext4/selinux/usb installation/packagekit)... Bleeding edge so to say but the downside was that things didn't run as smooth as Ubuntu, at least in my case. Is it me or PackageKit doesnt work that well ?

Maybe I got the wrong idea because there was so much buzz around this release. But apart from the problems I had, it's still a big jump compared to other releases.

Ubuntu on the other hand is better polished and hardware recognition is very nice indeed.

The plus for both is the Java integration (ides/sdks/package) that its great... Cannot get better than the way it is now...

I think each distro had its own audience and niche...

But for everyday use I choose Ubuntu for it.

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