Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 15th Jul 2008 13:33 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core The #1 supercomputer in the world, the IBM Roadrunner, produced at a cost of nearly $100 million dollars, runs Fedora. IBM has been working on and contributing to Fedora, using it as a prototype for the new cell architecture that leads to this supercomputer.
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No need for YUM
by Luis on Tue 15th Jul 2008 14:00 UTC
Luis
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2006-04-28

Well, they won't be using YUM, so it's all good :-)

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RE: No need for YUM
by ephracis on Tue 15th Jul 2008 14:18 in reply to "No need for YUM"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

I bet yum is actually fast on that one, tho. ;)

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RE: No need for YUM
by buff on Tue 15th Jul 2008 18:36 in reply to "No need for YUM"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

Well, they won't be using YUM, so it's all good :-)

Yum bashing is so old-school. I have a dual boot of Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8 and the speeds of running an update between yum and apt-get are similar. Okay, apt-get is faster still and I have less problems with it than yum. If you haven't used Fedora 9 you might be surprised how quickly yum runs now. It is true that older versions were dog slow and problematic but I haven't run into any problems updating a system with Fedora 9 and yum.

Getting back to the article... If you run Fedora without a GUI and kill all unnecessary services it makes an excellent server. My box at home runs Apache and MySQL from the CLI and it I only have to restart it when there is a kernel update. It amazes me how rock solid reliable it is.

Edited 2008-07-15 18:40 UTC

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