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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Fedora vs Ubuntu
by needo on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 15:06 UTC
needo
Member since:
2008-05-20

I have Fedora and Ubuntu both installed at my house.

I use Fedora so I am always ahead of the curve at work where we use RHEL exclusively.

I have Ubuntu loaded on my wife's computer.

In my environment Ubuntu takes a lot less tweaking to work correctly then Fedora does. It is also very easy to upgrade between versions then Fedora is currently.

Fedora takes some additional tweaking to get working but I love to tinker so I do not mind if I break my machine. I do mind if I break my wife's. ;)

I have been using Fedora since Fedora Core 4, but I have had nothing but problems with Fedora 9 and have had to go back to Fedora 8. For example wine keeps segfaulting the kernel.

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RE: Fedora vs Ubuntu
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 17:12 in reply to "Fedora vs Ubuntu"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

You might try this:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=188898

There have been some problems with Wine in the latest kernels. Its not just effecting Fedora 9 but also Ubuntu 8.04.

There is a workaround for now.

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RE[2]: Fedora vs Ubuntu
by needo on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 18:06 in reply to "RE: Fedora vs Ubuntu"
needo Member since:
2008-05-20

You might try this:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=188898

There have been some problems with Wine in the latest kernels. Its not just effecting Fedora 9 but also Ubuntu 8.04.

There is a workaround for now.


I did that to originally get wine running under Fedora 9. This is not the problem I am experiencing. My issue is after starting wine it will segfault the kernel.

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RE: Fedora vs Ubuntu
by gilboa on Wed 4th Jun 2008 00:51 in reply to "Fedora vs Ubuntu"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

For example wine keeps segfaulting the kernel.


Gaaah? Have you reported this? In indded you're crashing the kernel (as in OOPs) this -is- a major bug.

- Gilboa

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