Originally Posted by flimes
I also want a distro that doesn't hide all the workings away as I want to try fiddling around with the command line and config files later on in order to learn new to configure the system just the way I want but at the same time I want the rest of the family to be able to be able to just switch on the computer and start using it.
I use Ubuntu
at home to let my daughter play games on PBS Kids
At work, I manipulate Ubuntu configuration files solely from the command line via SSH
instances. In fact, I rarely sit in front of any of my Ubuntu installations. The ncurses
" makes it easy to install and remove software without having to use the Synaptic
GUI package manager.
The only reason to use a Fedora
based distro would be to learn how to manipulate the configuration files of a RedHat based distro. Debian
based distros (e.g. Ubuntu) and RedHat
based distros (e.g. Fedora) have some significant policy differences when it comes to configuring some types of software (e.g. Apache
). However, if you really want to learn things the RedHat way, you are better of using the latest version of CentOS
. It's a free clone of RedHat, and it is much more stable than Fedora. Fedora is really a "bleeding edge" distro, and it can be vary hard to use for a newcomer.
However, if you just want to learn, Ubuntu makes things a lot easier than any other distro I have used.