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Re: Ubuntu download

On 23/07/07, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-07-22 at 06:17 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:

>> They offer a live-cd for the desktop, server
>> and laptop. Fedora could do the same and should. Dell Computers was
>> impressed. They offer Ubuntu, not Fedora or Red Hat on their computers.

        What is new is the offering of Linux on their laptop models. These have
the Ubuntu Linux loaded.

Present: Fedora live CD, intended for desktop and laptop use.

Missing: Live CD for server use.

Present: Dell servers shipped with RHEL (not Fedora)

Missing: Dell desktops or laptops shipped with Fedora or RHEL.

It would be very easy to draw an incorrect conclusion here.

Anyway it appears that the presence of a Live CD is not
the determining factor in their decision.  And Dell's
reintroduction of Linux on the desktop (they've done it
before) has been through a very public process and
was not because some Dell executive accidentally
booted their laptop with a copy of Feisty Fawn in the
CD drive.

Fedora is taking on ideas from Ubuntu, but it will never
be Ubuntu because:
1. Ubuntu is Ubuntu (i.e. it would be pointless).
2. Both projects have different aims and restrictions (see 1).


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