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Re: Ubuntu v. Fedora (overall)

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 16:02 -0600, Wolfgang wrote:
> This debate could probably go on forever, but between the two which
> would be better for me, I started with Ubuntu, but since then have
> become more comfortable with terminal, so now anymore Fedora seems
> more usable to me (tried it before Ubuntu and switched to Ubuntu
> within a week).  Ubuntu seems like it's getting commercial while
> Fedora is community supported (doesn't help Canonical doesn't separate
> its business version from its end user version like Red Hat and Fedora
> are).  Most of what I do in Ubuntu will work just fine in Fedora.  I
> won't do much until summer when I get a new laptop for college, so no
> major rush and I'll probably bring this up at a LUG as well, which
> will be March 20th for me, I have other plans for March 3rd.


Very true. There's little point in arguing that "A" is somehow better
than "B" when their differences tend to be more style than substance.

Personally I prefer Red Hat's approach for most general purpose use, but
it doesn't bother me that specialty products like Helix3 are based on
another distribution. I don't have to maintain Helix3, so why should I
care whether or not its maintainers use RPM for its configuration
management? Once in a great while I might have to burrow down and use
one of the component tools on that CD separately from top-level Helix3
menu, and when I do it's enough that I know my way around in that
particular environment.


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