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Re: Which one is better Ubuntu Or Fedora 9



--- On Sun, 11/2/08, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:

> From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com>
> Subject: Re: Which one is better Ubuntu Or Fedora 9
> To: olivares14031 yahoo com
> Cc: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 10:21 AM
> Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > 
> >>> Which is better Ford or Chevy?  Wait
> there's also
> >> Dodge, Toyota, ..., great to have choices.  Linux
> is like
> >> this also.  I happen to agree with Mikkel on this
> one :)
> >> 
> >> While having choices is nice, if you are going to
> make the
> >> inevitable internet car analogy, if one of the
> companies
> >> (Linux distros in general) only has about 1% of
> the total
> >> market to begin with, would you still think it was
> a good
> >> idea to fragment that into a bazillion models that
> can't
> >> be supported with interchangeable parts?  You
> aren't
> >> talking Ford and Chevy here - it's more like
> DeLorian
> >> and Tesla.
> > 
> > Never had heard of Delorian or Tesla.
> 
> That was the point of using them as examples.  They tried
> (and arguably succeeded) to build something new, different,
> and extreme, but it didn't work as a business. The
> Delorian is best known as the car in the "Back to the
> Future"movies.  Tesla is building electric sports cars
> and hasn't quite failed yet but is consolidating and
> shut down their Detroit location.
> 
> >  Do they have 1% of the automobile industry.  I have
> heard of Saturn, Hyundai, others not mentioned.  
> 
> The Ford Edsel model might be a good match to what fedora
> does.  Have you heard of that one?  It stuck all the new
> technology available in 1957 into one car.  Engineering-wise
> it was not bad at all, but it was such a flop in acceptance
> that the name became a joke.

Except for rawhide, Fedora does not stick all the new(latest) technology into the release.  Take for instance kernel 2.6.27.X, it is still with 

[olivares localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.26.6-79.fc9.x86_64

OpenOffice is still at 2.4.X currently updated to 2.4.2 since it was released by Sun, the most current being 3.0 which lives on rawhide :)  

There have been a series of mails directed here, that where are the new packages for Fedora, and they might come in soon to a mirror near you :)
I have 2.6.27, but compiled from kernel.org because Fedora is taking time and care to push the newest 2.6.27.4 or later kernel to work but it is definitely not ready yet, otherwise many would be running it now.  

I had never heard of it :) I have checked wikipedia for it 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel

But I prefer to ask a friend, who was an engineer for Ford, for 20+ years.  He can tell me about it if he can remember back then.  He liked the 57 Mercury and I don't know which other cars.  I can ask him if he remembers the Edsel :)

> 
> --   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell gmail com

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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