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Old 09-14-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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How does Win7 stack up against Fedora 11?


I am building a new system and have been unable to find out whether Win 7 will equal performance and stability of Fedora 11. I currently run an Asus P5QPRO board with 6Gb RAM and Intel Core Two Duo (e-6750) and three 500GB Western Digital hard drives and dual head nVidia 8800 GTS video card with two 20-inch Samsung monitors.

The new system will have 6 to 8 Gb RAM, one or two 1Tb hard drives, a 120Gb SSD with the same video.

I need to know about Win 7 vs Fedora 11
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a recommended mobo and cpu.

Thanks
B Rogers, a genuine newbie running Fedora 11 only one week
 
Old 09-14-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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No idea on the windows front, but I'd recommend Slackware64 or gentoo for the rig :}
 
Old 09-14-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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I dont push slackware on people a lot at all, but let me explain why I think its a good idea here: While fedora is stable, It uses .rpm's most of the time. Pre-compiled software is nice but compiling is the way youre going to want to go on a gaming/video.

That being said, I can see you will be running Fedora, and is not a bad choice at all. From everything I have heard, both Fedora 11 and Windows 7 are rather stable. I don't think you will have problems with either of them. I am confident that I could get Fedora 11 to run stable on the machine you described with some trial and error.

I would recommend an AMD processor and MSI motherboard. That's probably just the rebel in me hating on wintel machines, however it is my preferred combination.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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SPAM advertising removed

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:22 AM   #6
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Keep in mind, Fedora 12 is due out in mid November.

I would make sure your hardware will meet Windows 7 requirements/compatibility. Next, I would check the how well your network cards and graphics cards of your new rig will run Linux. This way, you should be able to test both operating systems.

Test it with Fedora first. This way, if you're happy with it, you won't need to spend additional money.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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The machines got all the dream specs for me. It could run any desktop operating system under the sky. Issue could be how well you handle those.
Slackware is one of the oldest running distributions for sure, but not always recommended for newbies.
Fedora is a good choice is you do not mind upgrading the distribution every 18months. As it is the life cycle time for Fedora.
The same applies to Ubuntu as well. Sometime next month, Ubuntu 9.10 should also be out.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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How about deleting JessicaD (Microsoft SPAMMERS) post!
 
Old 09-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #9
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Already reported it.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 08:02 AM   #10
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I run the RC Version of Windows 7 and i feel its the best OS Microsoft has ever produced. Not to mention Fedora is in constant development while Windows 7 will be finished product.
That will be a first!!----What I am used to is that a Windows release only becomes a finished product somewhere around RC2.

Regardless, the comment about Fedora is exactly what I was thinking---Fedora is not intended to be stable.

I think both Windows and Linux can be stable, and the choice should be based on other factors also. I'm almost afraid to say this in this forum, but our XP systems at work are pretty solid----but now we're running Exchange 07 + Office 07 = DISASTER. (Are you paying attention, JessicaD?)

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Old 09-24-2009, 08:07 AM   #11
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$5 says JessicaD is not really from Microsoft.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 08:09 AM   #12
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$5 says JessicaD is not really from Microsoft.
QFT
@ OP
Btw, why compare win7 with fedora ? What is your purpose, ie. what do you expect from your system? What kind of work will you be doing on it?

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Old 09-25-2009, 09:04 AM   #13
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Smile Many thanks

Thanks to all of you who have responded to my very general question regarding Windows 7 vs Fedora 11 and its successors.

I decided on Windows 7 by running each OS for a week in a production environment: ASUS P5Q PRO system board with Intel Quad Q9440 CPU, 8Gb DR2 RAM, dual 20-inch Samsung monitors, five virtual drives, five hard drives, two CD/DVD drives, three printers, and fax/scanner. Oh, and the 5.1 digital stereo.

Here's a summary of the outcome:
Fedora 11--beautiful, smoothe, calming, efficient OS with only a single hardware fault: lack of support for my MS 'natural' keyboard's built-in number pad. I was willing to work around that moderate inconvenience, but I simply could not find the s/w to support my special apps, like language analysis and translation s/w for my work. While OpenOffice is very good s/w, it falls short of MS Office 2007. Financial s/w for complex budgeting is all but absent in linux and not all of my Excel macros and templates work with OO.

So, the choice was to return to my beloved 32-bit Windows XP or try Windows 7 to take advantage of the RAM and 64-bit architecture. Windows 7 has performed flawlessly since the initial install! All hardware is supported immediately, and the machine rarely uses the swap file, so it is pretty fast. With WIN7 MS has bested its heretofore best OS.

Thanks for your help.

bjr
 
Old 09-25-2009, 09:19 AM   #14
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I was thinking the same thing as shylock. Why no response to his questions?
This whole thread just seems shady now. Do we report this thread to be removed?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #15
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I think the reason there were so few responses is because of the comparison of Microsoft 7 with ONE Linux distribution, Fedora Core 11. The plethora of distributions is both a weakness and a strength of Linux these days. It's why so many people don't get the answers they need here on LinuxQuestions.org but it also demonstrates the flexibility of open source. I don't think it's a shame some people choose Microsoft over Linux, it's just a matter of choice. Linux -- by it's very nature -- will never be used more than Microsoft. Sorry if this offends some, but it's true. There will always be a huge market for those who want something that works right out of the box, no matter how much they have to pay.
 
  


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