Fedora - time to blink

Mikkel L. Ellertson mellertson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 16:20:12 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 09:50 AM, JB wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson<mellertson<at>  gmail.com>  writes:
>> On 11/23/2011 03:57 AM, JB wrote:
>>> The purpose of a distro project is to deliver a product (not to maintain
>>> a test system OS), with implied quality, and for a user.
>>> It is time to blink.
>>> JB
>> And here I though different distributions were targeted to different
>> users, and not all the same. I did not know that Fedora was even
>> considered a product. I thought it was a test bed for new ideas and
>> software.
>> ...
> It is more serious than just "a test bed" :-)
> http://fedoraproject.org/en/features/
> ...
> "What is Fedora, exactly?
> Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a suite of software that makes your
> computer run. You can use the Fedora operating system to replace or to run
> alongside of other operating systems such as Microsoft Windowsâ„¢ or Mac OS Xâ„¢."
> Are M$ Windows or Mac OS X test beds too ?
> JB
I do not know about Mac OS X, but Windows definitely not a finished 
product. Just look at what you have to go through if you want to run 
as a normal user, instead of an administrator.

I also do not see anything that says Fedora is a product. Maybe you 
could quote that part? While Fedora can be run as a replacement for 
Windows, (I do.) it is probably not the best choice for someone that 
wants their computer to "just work". If nothing else, the release 
cycle is too short for a production machine. If you only install 
every other release, you are still upgrading the system every year, 
or loosing things like bug fixes and updates. That sure sounds like 
a test bed to me. And I like it that way. I have been using 
computers as toys for the last 30 years.


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