Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
Harald Rudell
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hello Fedora


I am just wondering over the status of Fedora:

I am on Fedora 7, to which I got via Debian-Ubuntu-CentOS5-fc7
The next upgrade, since the hardware is now together, is to upgrade to fc8 or something else. Therefore a stage-check:

So I notice the fedora community is about half the size of the Ubuntu tribe (I have one Fedora and four Ubuntu computers) The responsiveness from the Ubuntu camp is way better, I would say instantaneous

Fedorians are like running old stuff, too. Not only are packages in fc7 somewhat dated (compared to U) but plenty of people are on like fc3, which must be like two years ago? that further takes away from the fc7 community.

The drip was when I realized Fedoraforums don't know how to configure a mail server! We are talking Linux folks here. I went to the Red Hat camp to become familiar and experience stability. While U is a little rocky if you are into logical volumes, I find the fc7 desktop less stable (as in the "same" apps crash more) and the setup of various packages is tedious. I expected rock solid but got tedious.

Example: install a DNS server in Ubuntu, it's flying the second I hit enter on apt-get, in Fedora it hangs. Is it security, is it configuration, is it broken? it takes hours to find out making you less productive. In U/Debian, someone already figured it out for you. Though yum I think has the better commands, it is horribly slow. Synaptic in U 7.10 leaves nothing else to ask for. They got it right.

So whats in the cards for Fedora? Is it so that the biggest distro wins?

Harald Rudell
Old 09-07-2007, 12:15 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
fedora core is increasingly a developers distro... tends to try out ideas a lot, so things can get a bit flakey depending on what you want. Should not be confused with the enterprise version.

Sounds like fedora ain't for you. Certainly wouldn't rely on it for a server.

IIRC: f8 is supposed to be a rethink of how fedora does things, should be interesting.

As for "winning"... everybody wins.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post broken! caps_phisto Fedora 3 02-05-2005 04:16 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration