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Re: "What is the Fedora Project?"



On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> 2009/10/14 Máirín Duffy <mairin linuxgrrl com>:
> > On 10/14/2009 03:00 PM, Tim Burke wrote:
> >>
> >> Máirín Duffy wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> - The clients she refers to are highly-technical users, running
> >>> advanced scientific projects and in some cases military operations.
> >>> They're not highly technical in terms of being intimately familiar
> >>> with the inner workings of Linux, they're highly technical in their
> >>> domains which are complex. They have PhDs in meterology or advanced
> >>> medical and aeronautics degrees. And they want the distro they work
> >>> with to just work - they can't deal with the instability we've
> >>> introduced over the past two years and have started going elsewhere.
> >>> The suggestion elsewhere in the thread that one should be required to
> >>> have a 'drivers license' to run a distro she related to requiring a
> >>> kernel hacker to interpret the results of a medical exam - a highly
> >>> technical person just not in their field of expertise.
> >>>
> >> sounds like RHEL
> >
> > I *think* (and I'm relaying 3rd party information and then speculating on
> > it, so this may be an exercise in futility) that the difference is that she
> > said Fedora was on the leading edge, and that's why they had always
> > gravitated towards it in the past. RHEL tends to be a bit behind Fedora, for
> > the sake of stability. Even so, when Fedora was leading edge a couple of
> > years ago, it was still stable enough for these folks to do their work.
>
> But I've been running Fedora as my primary desktop from F7 on and it
> has been plenty stable for me to do my work. So I think Jeff is right,
> it would be really nice to know more about the work they are doing
> that exposes this "instability."
>

For my wife it was closing her laptop lid and then opening it again later.
Also she had problems viewing videos for any length of time, particularly
youtube.  I should also note she no longer has this problem but she's also
not running Fedora anymore.

	-Mike

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