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Is Fedora Core any better then Ubuntu?

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I am using Ubuntu right now, and I was wondering if there was any good reason to switch to Fedora Core? Thoughts, feelings?
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Fedora Core is more hands on then ubuntu u can learn more
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Fedora Core is more hands on then ubuntu u can learn more
What exactly does that mean? Its not as easy to use?
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hmm no it is the same but Fedora u can make it more sophisitcated and well learn Linux way more than ubuntu
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hmm no it is the same but Fedora u can make it more sophisitcated and well learn Linux way more than ubuntu
No... on both counts.

No distro is better than another. Only you can decide what fits your needs. They are all Linux anyways.
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I used to run a debian os for the longest time, just recently switched over to fedora core, took me a moment to get acustomed to a different os, all I can say is give it a try
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No... on both counts.

No distro is better than another. Only you can decide what fits your needs. They are all Linux anyways.


i agree i liek suse and gentoo but others sware by mandrake or ubuntu
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Originally Posted by lith
Fedora Core is more hands on then ubuntu u can learn more
I cant agree with that at all. Fedora has Fedora Frog which is pretty much Automatix and Easy Ubuntu wrapped in one.

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It all comes down to which kernel version you have.

The thing about Fedora core is that it is more bleeding edge than a lot of the distros.

IMHO: They release new Fedora versions too often.
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Lies. THey don't release them too often. FC5 has been out a year. It's about time they did an overhaul. Compared to windows, linux is like a speeding bullet. Development time is so much smaller. Look at Xgl and Compiz for example. From the idea to the initial release was around 6 months or so. It would take a team for windows that long to get their ideas straight. It's linux's chaos that allows it to be so...organised. heh


But yeah, Fedora is great. If someone says hands on, don't think, "urrrggghhh...its harrd". It's not. You just have more control over the system. Unlike ubuntu, it includes handy tools like resolution managers out of the box. You'll also find that installing graphics drivers and stuff is easier out of the box. I could even write a script that would do it for you, if you needed. lol. I would agree when someone says it's bleeding edge though. Even though its VERY stable, you'll find it has features that other distro's don't (AIGLX for one). AIGLX was fedora only for a long time, then the guys at the other distro's pitched in.

Fedora Core's community isn't as vast as Ubuntu's but you'll find that the guides and forums are alot more technical and to the point. Usually theres just an rpm or a couple commands you tap in to do a whole range of stuff. When I installed Xgl and Compiz it took around 15 minutes. Where as on ubuntu it took me at least an hour. This was mainly because of yum.

So yeah, try it out. You don't know if you don't try. I HIGHLY recommend Fedora to any level of linux user.
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