[fedora-india] [Fwd: Re: [Fedora Freemedia] #6429: Krishna Moorthy A from INDIA wants a i386 DVD.]

Aditya Patawari adimania at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 11:50:49 UTC 2011


Last I used ubuntu was when Fedora 11 was released. I faced a lot of
crashes with Fedora and was forced to move to another distro. Ubuntu
was the next best choice because of its easy availability.

One major thing I found when I used it was that it was very stable and
I never saw any crash. It turned out that Ubuntu freezes its version
when it releases its distro. It means that if Ubuntu is initially
shipped with XYZ-1.0 and with a few days XYZ-2.0 is released, they
won't update it unless any major security issue is there. As a result
Ubuntu users do get old stuff at times but that stuff is very well
tested and hence fewer crashes. In Fedora we try to provide users with
latest tools and softwares and at times we pay the price of slightly
unstable release.

Right now I am using Fedora 13 KDE and it crashes a few times but
recovers on its own. Personally I don't see it as a big trouble but I
can imagine that a beginner would not want a bug report on his desktop
very frequently. I am not aware about the state of GNOME desktop.

In the end it is just about your needs and your guts to experiment.
Personally I believe Fedora is awesome if you want to learn stuff and
want to remain on the top of technology. Who would like to see an
outdated tool sitting peacefully while new versions are released

Aditya Patawari

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:34 PM, sankarshan <foss.mailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've asked him to outline what he felt was easier in Ubuntu, so we could
>> see what Fedora is doing. I've forwarded the mail because it's a
>> consequence of us not being able to make Fedora available to people on
>> time. Had I managed to accept the ticket last month, we'd probably have
>> one more Fedora user.
> I wouldn't necessarily look at the situation in this particular way.
> It appears that the end user wrote in to both projects and expected a
> media free of charge. The slice of conclusion that can be drawn is
> that (s)he desired to have a Linux desktop. That's an upside.
> Given the scale of demand on the Freemedia project I had earlier
> tentatively proposed an idea about accepting a pledge of contribution
> from someone and the Freemedia volunteer meeting that pledge (for
> example, I pledge ~2000 INR for a period to a specific volunteer and
> (s)he commits to using the money for sending out media). That didn't
> go far but I think that's probably one way the demand can be met.
> Having said that, I still feel that relying solely on Freemedia as a
> means to provide Fedora media to potential participants is asking too
> much of what is essentially a labor of love.
> --
> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
> <http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog>
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