Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 04:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Erik Huggers, a Microsoft guy at the BBC, takes a look at Fedora 9 as his first Linux desktop and finds it surprisingly good. "I am glad that I got a chance to test drive Fedora and as a result have come to believe in the potential of Linux as a mainstream operating system. As Ashley said in this post last year, the BBC does a lot of work with open standards already - but in the future we plan to do more. We want to make iPlayer work on all operating systems including open source ones like Fedora and I am confident we'll make good progress on this before the end of the year."
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RE: Updating still a pain
by kaiwai on Fri 27th Jun 2008 07:52 UTC in reply to "Updating still a pain"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

What you're experiencing is ultimately the deciding factor as to whether one should go for a community based distribution or whether one is willing to pay for a commercial one such as Turbo Linux which includes all the CODECs and a DVD Player out of the box.

Are you willing to pay the extra money for the convenience of knowing every works out of the box or would you sooner have something for free with the inconvenience of having to do the searching yourself. That is ultimately what you have to decide as a user - whether the time saved equals the money spent.

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RE[2]: Updating still a pain
by Johann Chua on Fri 27th Jun 2008 10:11 in reply to "RE: Updating still a pain"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

In my experience, adding third-party repos to Ubuntu has been less painful than with Fedora. Back in the FC 2 or 3 days it seemed to be recommended that you do a complete install to avoid missing dependencies when you try installing stuff from added repos.

I'll give F9 another chance (using the install DVD) when I have a fresh HDD to play with. The fact that I didn't have to futz around with config files to get horizontal touchpad scrolling to work was nice.

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