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[2]: Updating still a pain
by Johann Chua on Fri 27th Jun 2008 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Updating still a pain"
Johann Chua
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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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