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

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 15:57:08 UTC 2011


On Tue, 2011-03-08 at 17:20 +0530, Aditya Patawari wrote: 
> Hi,
> 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.

This has somewhat been implemented with the updates policy[1] (which has
been around for quite a while now).

> 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.

I hope you've filed relevant bugs? :P 
For some reason, I haven't experienced even a single crash this
release :D

> 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 outdated tool sitting peacefully while new versions are released
> everyday.

I understand this. I just want to be clear on whether ubuntu is the
"easiest to use" distro, or the "easiest to obtain" distro. Since the
community has seen a sort of shift towards making fedora more usable as
compared to cutting edge as earlier, I would not like it to be the


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