[Fedora-marketing-list] Re: Slashdot interview with Fedora Project leader Max Spevack

Rahul sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Aug 23 20:19:09 UTC 2006

Tejas Dinkar wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 14:54 +0200, Nicola Losito wrote:
>> [GPM original message] However now knowing that Fedora is "no longer"
>> a "Linux power user/enthusiast" distro any more (or so I deduce from
>> some of the postings and points made by Rahul), I'd really be
>> interested, as I tended to think that two niches were covered by
>> either Ubuntu and Fedora.  
> wtf is a power user distro anyway?
> You can call something a newbie distro, as newbies have a limited skill
> set, and are used to doing things a certain way... (*cough* winblows
> *cough*)
> But A poweruser distro?
> A true power user may sit and compile Linux From Scratch. A power user
> can just as easily make a stable system out of a live CD.
> What I'm trying to say is,
> there is no such thing as a distro for power users.
> Power users need tools, and all linux distros provide the same, or
> really similar tools. Fedora is no exception.
Usually it boils down to a basic question: How much of the distribution 
can I tweak to meet my preferences without touching the source code (on 
the command line too) ?

For example, see the question on dependency bloat from Max Spevack's 
slashdot interview.


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