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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Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 19:59 UTC
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I'd love to use Fedora 9 but it strikes me as too risky at the moment. Linux is my main desktop rather than a fallback, and KDE 3.5x on Debian Testing works very well with a bit of tweaking. Just as well as Ubuntu, in fact. I need something that's darn reliable.

I didn't think that much of this review. It focuses too much on bling and the latest and greatest. Many readers might be less interested in hearing about a spinning 3D cube and more interested in stuff like whether their wifi will work, whether Open Office will behave and open Word docs, whether they'll be able to import all their bookmarks and listen to their favourite soundz, etc.

Compiz does not equal usability. Strange that so many reviewers appear to think it does, since Linux now has masses of good, solid usability to sing about.

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