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Old 02-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Why is Fedora considered unstable?


I understand that Fedora is a bleeding edge distro. But I've been running it since since its "Core" days, and have rarely had any real problems that couldn't be resolved with a little research. In all honesty, I've not seen any more problems on Fedora than I've seen on any other distro. I've found that as long as I wait a couple months after a release to install, updates will fix most problems and my systems will run smoothly.

What do y'all think?
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Because "stable" is when you can install something on your server, set up automated unattended updates each 12 hours and it will work and the most of the manual maintenance will be choosing a moment to reboot after kernel updates. Here you have to wait a couple of months and check what is the current state of a new release; but you also get new versions much sooner.

Actually, what I described is some utopia, but stable server-oriented distributions try to make it true.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #3
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Fedora is a testing ground for RedHat. They implement new solutions in Fedora, if they prove to work, they may be applied in RHEL. You've got the latest packages for the price of stability. Having said that, it's a good distro for a home desktop use.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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Fedora only supports any one version for 13 months, after that there are no updates of any sort. Many of us (especially for servers) want to be able to set a machine up and just let it run (for years). On the server side there are very few real advances that occur over the support life of any one version of Fedora, the tech is pretty much mature. Even on my desktop if FC5 still had security updates, I would still be running it. There have been very few non security advances between FC5 and F10 that would go on my "must have" list. Most of the advances are more to do with flash and very few have much dash.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:21 AM   #5
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The default Fedora 10 installation has proved to be very unstable for many users, with it's mixed up GUI network tool and yum problems. It had to be updated right away to make it work reasonably. Version 10 is the worst Fedora experience since Fedora 2 and 3, based on the first impression after a clean install.

The unstable label is also valid because of the waste amount of applications, all in a different stage of readiness. Then again, this kind of bazaar is what some people like the most, despite of the possible problems.

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:58 AM   #6
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The default Fedora 10 installation has proved to be very unstable for many users, with it's mixed up GUI network tool and yum problems. It had to be updated right away to make it work reasonably. Version 10 is the worst Fedora experience since Fedora 2 and 3, based on the first impression after a clean install.

The unstable label is also valid because of the waste amount of applications, all in a different stage of readiness. Then again, this kind of bazaar is what some people like the most, despite of the possible problems.
Well every distro I install the first I do is updating.
Why I like to have the last bugs en security fixes
As a desktop OS it works good for me .
It was one of the distro that every I use works out of the box
No hang ups nothing of that kind
It just deliver what it promise a working OS
 
  


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