[in the news] Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?
kschiltz at redhat.com
Wed Feb 3 13:59:57 UTC 2010
Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?
By Bruce Byfield
Fedora or Ubuntu? That is a question that Linux users are asking with
The question is not random -- the two distributions have consistently
topped the downloads on Distrowatch
<http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=26> for the last two years.
Read Fedora and Ubuntu mail forums, and users who despair of one are
constantly announcing their intention to try the other. Although other
distributions, including Linux Mint, openSUSE, and Mandriva, offer
comparable features, for better or worse Fedora and Ubuntu are widely
viewed as the desktop distributions of choice.
Unsurprisingly, you can find dozens of comparisons of the two on the
Internet. However, except for one posted on PolishLinux.org
few answers are detailed enough to be of much use. And since the one on
PolishLinux.org was made in 2006, it’s at least six versions behind the
current releases (Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10). So a new extended answer
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