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Old 08-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Smile which better ?fedora or ubentu


I want to use Linux for networking programming..in M.Tech.
which is better to use with the concern of industry use..
i.e which OS is preferred for Research project by research institute from above two OS?

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Old 08-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Neither, in my opinion. Ubuntu is too unstable and too focused on isolating the user from the command line. Fedora is too "bleeding edge", you'll spend more time fighting, researching, and reporing bugs to the developers than you will using the OS to actually do something.

If your concern is "industry" use, then you should be looking at something more like Debian, RHEL, CentOS, etc.
 
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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I want to use Linux for networking programming..in M.Tech.
which is better to use with the concern of industry use..
i.e which OS is preferred for Research project by research institute from above two OS?
you can replay me on mail also.
=>apurva.mht1990@yahoo.com
read these two links. I avoid Ubuntu like the plague for 2 reason.

1. 9mo life cycle. in other words every 9 mo. you will be fighting with updates and things will break.
2. their built in malware that reports your activities back to Canonical (the company behind ubuntu) and they then turn around and sell it to the likes of Amazon and FaceBook plus so many other companies without your permission.

i prefer either Raw Debian, or Fedora. Ive been a very happy Fedora user for the past 3 years and with Fedora 19, i think you will be too.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ll-4175471673/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175472105/
 
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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I would find out what the other guys at the research institute are using and use that.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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"Ubentu" doesn't exist, so scratch that off your list.
Ubuntu is spyware, basically.
Fedora is a fine distro, but very fast-moving.
I personally use Scientific Linux, developed by CERN and Fermilabs, seems like a good choice for "research institute."
 
Old 08-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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I can't imagine why anyone who is not a Linux 'expert' would try to use Fedora. It is a test distribution for Red Hat and though it has 'bleeding edge software' it has frequent new release and short support periods so the distributions listed above by suicidaleggroll would probably be best, add Slackware to the list.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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If I vote for FEDORA from UBUNTU, will it feel offended?
 
Old 08-06-2013, 01:13 AM   #8
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Hi,

for the purpose you've outlined neither are particularly appropriate. You would most likely be best served by a RHEL rebuild like CentOS or Scientific Linux.

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:57 AM   #9
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I can't imagine why anyone who is not a Linux 'expert' would try to use Fedora. It is a test distribution for Red Hat and though it has 'bleeding edge software' it has frequent new release and short support periods so the distributions listed above by suicidaleggroll would probably be best, add Slackware to the list.
while this is semi true, the current Fedora 19 is the kernel that RHEL, thus CentOS, and Scientific Linux 7 will be built on. In fact RHEL 7 went into public beta this week.

The life cycle of Fedora is roughly 18-24mo. for a workstation it is fine, but for a server, stick with RHEL, if you are doing this for a school or business, if not then either of the forks will work just as well without the paid for support.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #10
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On a separate note, please remove your email address from your post unless you want more spam in your inbox. This is a public forum. We do not communicate via emails.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #11
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Are you a student? If you are then what does your uni use? I'd suggest either Debian or Centos.

Are you a teacher teaching M. Tech? If you are what does your uni use? I'd suggest either Debian or RHEL.

Debian is very stable and one of the oldest Linux's available powering many servers around the world and has free support. RHEL is also very stable and one of the oldest available also powering many servers etc but support is not free. Centos is similar to RHEL but has free support.

If you intend, as either a student or a teacher, to use Ubuntu or Fedora in an M. Tech I'd be wondering how serious you are because while they are nice and fancy they are too cutting edge (and some would say unstable) for serious IT education work.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 02:44 AM   #12
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Quote:
which OS is preferred for Research project by research institute from above two OS?
Nether is !
Fedora is just WAY too fast R and D distro
and Ubuntu is all over the place


For a Research project install
RHEL6.4 or the Free rebuild CentOS 6.4 or ScientificLinux 6.4
or in the deb camp
Debian 7
 
Old 08-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #13
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Neither, in my opinion. Ubuntu is too unstable and too focused on isolating the user from the command line. Fedora is too "bleeding edge", you'll spend more time fighting, researching, and reporing bugs to the developers than you will using the OS to actually do something.

If your concern is "industry" use, then you should be looking at something more like Debian, RHEL, CentOS, etc.
I disagree with the Ubuntu statement here, and in any other post in this thread. Ubuntu is a great server operating system. If it wasn't, Wikipedia wouldn't have it installed on 1,500 of their servers. Also, Ubuntu is the most major player in the OpenStack cloud computing software.

And GOOGLE uses a modified version of Ubuntu on their 1,000,000 servers.

Proof:
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/casestudies/wikimedia

Cloud:
http://www.ubuntu.com/cloud

Performance data:
http://ganglia.wikimedia.org/latest/

So saying Ubuntu isn't stable enough is a ridiculous statement.
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
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Ubuntu used to be fine, and that's what those systems are based off of. The wikimedia link you provided says that they're using version 8.04, that version was from back when Ubuntu was reliable and stable. A lot has changed in the last 5 years.

I haven't been able to get Ubuntu to work reliably and consistently since version 10.04, since then it's gone downhill with the quickness.

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #15
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I agree with suicidaleggroll- but the derivatives are still good. I also really like the various flavors of Linux Mint, and if you prefer something with less cruft, try plain Debian or Crunchbang.
 
  


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