[in the news] Linux Format magazine article - Ubuntu vs. Fedora: Which is best?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 18:47:06 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 22:52, Sergey Podushkin <psv at abbris.ru> wrote:
> Paul-Marc Bougharios пишет:
>> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 06:13, Misha Shnurapet
>> <shnurapet at fedoraproject.org <mailto:shnurapet at fedoraproject.org>> wrote:
>>     13.12.2010, 00:15, "Robyn Bergeron" <robyn.bergeron at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:robyn.bergeron at gmail.com>>:
>>      > Thanks to the folks on the users at fp.o mailing list for sharing
>>     this one:
>>      >
>>      >
>>     http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/ubuntu-vs-fedora-which-is-best--907546?artc_pg=1
>>      > The Ubuntu team, for example, have radically altered their
>>     installer for this release to make everything simpler, easier and
>>     more efficient. One of the new tricks is to have the installer
>>     collect user input (such as usernames and passwords) while the
>>     system install is taking place.
>>      > Enter your user data and system info while the installer is
>>     writing packages to the disk, to save a little bit of time.
>>     I think it's a great idea.
>>     --
>>     Best regards,
>>     Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
>>     http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Shnurapet
>>     shnurapet AT fedoraproject.org <http://fedoraproject.org>, GPG: 00217306
>> Except that it has some issues such as locking/freezing when the
>> installer is requiring much of the system's resources...
> I doubt that there are any reasons for this.
> Moreover anaconda has the ability to use the same info, and gets it from
> a kickstart file. I think it's not too hard to implement gathering such
> info during installation process.
> And Ubuntu prove it. Any locking/freezing is a bugs and should be fixed.

Ubuntu didn't prove anything :). Red Hat used to have that also.. the
reasons why it was moved out of anaconda was the fact that

a) people asked for it to be out of it (everyone else is doing a
firstboot why arent we)
b) anaconda is a very bit of complicated code. Removing things like
user addition and such makes it a lot easier to deal with.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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