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 9 disappointed me very much:

First of all I've switched off IPv6 and left IPv4 only during the installation. After reboot I noticed that it does opposite thing: have not installed IPv4 and left only IPv6!

Secondly choosing the Russian keyboard layout prevented me from typing English letters at all, and no layout switcher was offered. That is why I have had annoying problems when I was prompted to create a user.

Both distros do not work with my TV-tuner correctly. The tuner works somehow, but the driver can not control sound gain registers in SAA7134HL/TD1316AL, so the sound volume was too low.

KDE 3.5 in Kubuntu can not switch keyboard layouts via hotkey. I had to google about two days to find a way how to enable this manually via X11 config. Looks like it is still a big surprise for linuxes that some people use languages other than English.

No sound (from mic) in skype under Ubuntu, but it works under Fedora.

Sound mixers look confusing with my Audigy 4. They (alsamix, kmix) should not look like a space ship control panel. The hardware really hardly has 1/3 sliders and connectors than the mixers show.

I've tried each the ICQ-messengers offered in both distros - no one could manage all Cyrillic encodings from different other-side ICQ clients.

There is no easy way to watch movies on the attached TV.

KDE4 is a real garbage in both distributions, especially the taskbar.

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