Ubuntu 1, Fedora 0
brian at miatar.org
Sat Mar 17 15:36:29 UTC 2007
I can see why Ubuntu is gaining popularity.
While I've "tinkered" with Linux for many years (home-based firewalls,
personal SMTP servers, DNS, NTP, LAMP, MythTV e.t.c.), I still consider
myself fairly junior when it comes to Linux and Unix in general,
especially as a desktop. I'm an IT professional who has been stuck in
network, Windoze, WebSphere and WebLogic administration for 13+ years.
For my personal use, I have always had Fedora/Redhat running as I expect
to pursue Red Hat certification at some point.
I have a decent set of lab of machines at home: two AMD-64s, two AMD XPs
and a Pentium III. All the machines have a fairly broad set of hardware
(ATI, nVidia, 3Dfx, 3ware, e.t.c.) I recently tried Ubuntu 6.10's
desktop and server installations on my lab systems and was extremely
impressed. Ubuntu's installation is an absolute BREEZE compared to
Fedora Core 5/6. With Fedora, I've had installer problems with virtually
every single Fedora install (i.e. sometimes it works, sometimes it
doesn't, media checks fine and I don't change a single setting between
installs). On the other hand, Ubuntu 6.10 installed without a single
hitch on each and every machine on the first attempt. I am extremely
I am very excited about Ubuntu as I now see the day I can fully wean my
extended family from Microsoft. I still use Fedora for my home "servers"
but I've got Ubuntu running so I can learn how to support it. As soon as
I feel comfortable with Ubuntu, I will be switching my family members
from Microsoft Windows.
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