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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Delgarde
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2008-08-19

Won't happen. Fedora's aim is the bleeding edge and a testbed for eventual RHEL features. They don't even attempt to support old versions of the os for long.


Yes, and no. You're right, they don't do LTS releases like Ubuntu do, but that's because they're organised differently. Redhat and Fedora have a greater separation between the money-making RHEL, and the free Fedora. Canonical/Ubuntu don't, but their LTS releases are the closest equivalent.

As to Fedora being a testbed for Enterprise, there's certainly some truth in that, though you make it sound worse than it is. If Fedora is the bleeding edge, that's because they're largely the ones creating that edge - an awful lot of stuff like HAL or NetworkManager started out there, before other distros like Ubuntu picked it up. Technology-wise, they're definitely the leaders...

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