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Re: new to list, first post

Felix Kaechele wrote:
On 30.07.2009 16:30 wdepli mikrotec com wrote:
Is Fedora really gaining that much ground with every bi-yearly release to
justify that pace?

Why does a fast development pace need to be justified. That's just so
I forget what that word means.
After all Red Hat is not a desktop but a server, right?  And Chrome could
kill current races to find a desktop to compete with Windows.  So why not
concentrate on what Red Hat/Fedora does best?  Let Ubuntu grind out Gnome
and KDE enhancements.  How often does Solaris release desktop distros?

Are you serious?
Fedora is a community driven project. The community decides the
direction it wants the distribution to go. And it is also true that
Fedora is upstream to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However even RHEL is not
server-only. RHEL also makes a great desktop client in an environment
where long term support is needed.
Also: I _want_ to use Fedora as a desktop. And I also _want_ to use it
as a server. At the Moment I see no problem in that. Why can't there be
both in your opinion?
Well, excuse me for my old fashioned notion that a server must run for days, weeks, months without incident.  More and more I see a system loaded down with GUI apps that are crashing.  I said crashing.  This never used to be a word associated with Linux, but it is now.  And what is the deal with needing to reboot after updates?  That sounds like something needs to be properly entered into the registry -- oh wait, that is Windows.
Letting Ubuntu "grind out" the desktop stuff doesn't make sense. Do you
want to kick out all the guys doing great work on desktop stuff and send
them to Ubuntu?

And to answer your last question. Solaris releases their "desktop
distro" every six months, just like Fedora. They then call it
"OpenSolaris", also a community-driven project.


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