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Old 08-08-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Which is powerful? Fedora or RHEL?

Can anyone tell me which one is powerful? Fedora or RHEL?
Old 08-08-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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With the big font in your sig, it would be easy to get the impression you were just here to advertise your blog---I suggest you tone it down.

Fedora and RHEL are both powerful. In fact, Any distro in the top-ten at Distrowatch is powerful. Perhaps if you explain the context of your question, we can be more helpful.
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Originally Posted by B Dey View Post
Can anyone tell me which one is powerful? Fedora or RHEL?
depends. .on what basis?
Old 08-08-2008, 06:22 AM   #4
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I fact which one of the two OS, is more powerful is a sort of Open Question.

Apart from OS one has to have an appropriate skill to solve a problem. It depends on the skill and understanding of a programmer to find solutions.

Another way is Benchmarking, by running identical sofware programs on identical hardware to find out speed. Yet another way of comparing them is as how many application programs are available on either of the two platforms.

So far I have not seen any comparision being made among two *IX OS.
Old 08-08-2008, 08:19 AM   #5
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...and they say there is no such thing as a stupid question; this certainly gets close...

Both are powerful (in the right hands). This should be apparent if:
  • You understand much about Linux/Unix. It would be difficult to come up witha Unix style system that didn't have power in one sense or another, although for, eg, embedded systems, that would be quite a different sort of power from that appropriate for the data centre.
  • You understand them organisationally (i.e., that they have a common origin)
To discuss this any further, there would clearly need to be some kind of definition of what is meant here by computer power and that seems to have been overlooked in your question.

Quote: would be easy to get the impression you were just here to advertise your blog
If this is genuinely a way to attract attention to your blog, you might ask youself what people would expect after a question like this? Something badly written with a poor grasp of the fundamentals?

Well, at least you won't be letting visitors to your blog down, and that's important, I suppose.
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rhel obviously, its mature and powerful.
Old 08-08-2008, 06:31 PM   #7
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This is like comparing a Toyota Camery XLE with a Lexus ES350...same car, arguably different ride (no this is not flamebait lol...).

Anyway, a better question would be:

Which one is more stable, RHEL or Fedora?

Why? Because only the sysadmin Jedi masters can make either one powerful...padawans need to start with ubuntu...

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