Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

This is not a troll, this is what my experience with Fedora has been. If that is what defines trolling nowadays, so be it.


Lets do an English 101:

They've been trying to fix it forever,a nd this is just another attempt.


Unless you spent the last couple of weeks using Fedora 12 (How exactly? It was released... Yesterday?), you have no way of defining Fedora 12 as "just another attempt"...

- Gilboa

Edited 2009-11-18 14:11 UTC

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

No, but I did try Fedora 11, and Fedora 9, and I saw no real improvement over what Debian gives me, or what I had to deal with when I did use Fedora.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Me too. I tried Fedora 10 and that made me remember those old days with RPM dependency hell. I used a Live KDE spin and then wanted to install GNOME with yum. Not only it was so much slower than apt, but something in the way got broke and the installation never finished, leaving hundreds of untrackable orphaned files over the disk, just like RH used to do.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

No, but I did try Fedora 11, and Fedora 9, and I saw no real improvement over what Debian gives me, or what I had to deal with when I did use Fedora.


Yum went through some many changes in each subsequent release that comparing F9 to F12 is irrelevant.
As for F11, coupled with delta-RPMs (once activated) and fastestmirrors, updating my large number of F11 machines is not longer a visible issue.
While the local debian mirrors are faster (Fedora does not have local mirrors in Israel), given the speed in which Fedora releases updates, I can't say the I really feel any difference between Debian Sid and F11. (Actually, I last encountered a broken dependency in... Sid)

In short, do not mock F11 or F12's yum until you used for a long while.

- Gilboa

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