[in the news] Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

Kara Schiltz 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 
increasing frequency.

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 
seems overdue.

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