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Old 11-13-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Moving to Fedora from ubuntu


i am thinking of moving to fedora from ubuntu. i downloaded and burned the fedora 7 i386 a month ago but instilation failed everytime so i decided to go to ubuntu but i want to give fedora another try so i am downloading fedora 8 as we speek it should be done in 2 and a half hours from my thinking. i am using a:

compaq D500 destop computer
2.8Ghz prosesser
512Mb of Ram
20Gb hard drive

i also use a bluenext Wireless adapter which i know uses a rt73 driver i think that will work as its fedora 8

and what is the diffrance between ubuntu and fedora
Old 11-13-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jessica_lilly View Post
and what is the diffrance between ubuntu and fedora
Being that this is the only question I see in your post, I'll answer it.

As with all linux's, for the most part, they are very similar. The subtle differences are package management and the way the system scripts work/are laid out.

Ubuntu uses Debian's apt type package management with the same Synaptic GUI as Debian. Fedora, AFAIK, uses yum. imho, apt is far superior, but then again, I'm no expert when it comes to yum, so who knows.

Ubuntu's scripts for networking (and others) are in different places than those in Fedora. Fedora's init.d scripts are a bit different than Ubuntu's. Ubuntu has a notion of default values for everything & stores those defaults in files that are all about in the same place. I don't know Fedora to do this, not that it is of much concern.

At the end of the day, however, they are both Linux, they both use very similar kernels & can both run the exact same kernel if you so desired.

To be fair, I haven't used Fedora since release 4 or 5 & haven't used Ubuntu since 6.10, so some of my info may be a bit dated. There's also some differences in the way the installers work & the way they go about hardware detection, but I don't know enough about the details to give any sort of decent answer.

Hope that was informative.
Old 11-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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thanks for the infor i think i will make a partisioning of 10gb and leave ubuntu on and see if everything works ok with fedora the first week and see which works best then chose my faverate one and delet the other one.


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