windows migrant: choosing linux distribution
arelem at bigpond.com
Wed Nov 2 23:41:56 UTC 2011
On 03/11/11 00:59, Michael Ekstrand wrote:
> On 11/02/2011 08:40 AM, Linux Tyro wrote:
>> Well, I am looking for something in long terms, like the one with which
>> I start, I should remain there. And it must be highly secured (though I
>> know Linux is secured). But in future, I would learn the basics of
>> administration too, so please guide me which is a better administration
>> - rpm or deb?
I would like to throw in a thought or two.
rpm or deb really doesn't matter, administration is, to me, about
understanding the operating system components/applications.
I use both Fedora and Ubuntu and have done so for years. Both have
Ubuntu is stable, upgrades with no fuss, it's good for things that you
"just want to work" and I've never noticed deb.
Fedora is also very good and I no longer hold with the axium "If you
ain't on the edge, you're taking too much space".
As one small example, my Laser printer Fuji Xerox. Setting up laser
printer in Fedora right up to Fedora 14 was a pain, pig of a job, hard
to do at the best of times. Why! Fedora still did not see printers on
USB. This is one reason I am reluctant to upgrade.
Ubuntu found the printer.
I watch list discussion religiously to gauge Fedora problems before
deciding whether to fresh install the next version. I usually skip 1 or
2 versions before doing so.
I prefer Fedora for web development because it's file systems and
commands are same as our server OS Centos, where as Ubuntu
"apparently" does things differently, files named differently and in
different file systems.
You have a 250 g hd. you can run 3 operating systems as suggested, in
virtualbox or partitions, and see which works for you, but, while there
is not much to pick between ubuntu and Fedora they are very different
My thoughts on long term would suggest go with Ubuntu. I would say that
once you are accustomed to Linux you will likely want to explore and
will probably install Fedora or other on a separate partition so it is
independent of Ubuntu.
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