[Fedora-marketing-list] Interesting Article
Gian Paolo Mureddu
gmureddu at prodigy.net.mx
Sun Aug 20 16:12:27 UTC 2006
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Marc Wiriadisastra escribió:
> I'm sure you will find this an interesting read. One of the things
> that I found quite interesting is that apple seems to be alive and
> I personally don't know anyone that run apple computers so I was
> surprised by the statistics however. I find it quite disheartening
> the analogies that were presented.
> Are we missing something? or how should I put am I missing
> something? Is ubuntu that much better than fedora? If it is why is
> it? I know its a personal opinion but what specifically about it?
In my opinion Ubuntu is more targeted towards the new users, it has
many functions "dumbed" down for users, even if these
"simplifications" come at the cost of security (sudo, anyone?), and it
has also a large userbase because of this. Fedora on the other hand,
is more targeted toward the "enthusiastic" users or "Linux power
users" (without it being Debian). Also Ubuntu has a larger lifespan
than Fedora, alas, (if I understand correctly) Ubuntu has releases in
concordance with major GNOME releases, even if these are Ubuntu beta
releases. I'm not sure that the focus of Fedora is to directly compete
against Ubuntu as such, especially for new Linux users, however,
derivative works could be done to produce a Fedora derivative
distribution geared toward directly competing against Ubuntu (as in if
it not being Fedora as such, could use Fedora's resources like the
Extras, Livna, etc repositories).
Linux can be as media focused as Apple's Mac OS X is, however there is
one major encumbrance: patents and closed formats. As with any other
platform is not the platform itself, but its applications, what grants
the focus and/or userbase.
> Anyways would love others points of view.
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