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Re: Which one is better Ubuntu Or Fedora 9



On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 11:48 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > 
> >>>> Which one do you think is better and for what
> >> reasons. Ubuntu or Fedora
> >>>> 9. Personally I like Fedora 9.
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>> Better for what? It is a matter of using the correct
> >> tool for the job.
> >>> Mikkel
> >>>   
> >> The job is sir to have the best Linux environment. So which
> >> is better, 
> >> Fedora OR Ubuntu?
> >>
> >> -- 
> > 
> > Great Question :)
> > Sorry to nose in on this question.  But how about BOTH!
> > Fedora for getting in recent/latest packages ie. kernel, gcc, glibc, ..., etc.
> > Ubuntu LTS(Long Term Support), very useful help pages throughout the net(little more than Fedora), more support other than LTS, ..., etc.,
> > cutomized versions(Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, ..., Ubuntu Christian Edition, Ubuntu Muslim Edition, ...) 
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> 
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesell gmail com
> 
In that sense, Linux is like GM.
They have one company, with subsideries that make cars for a range of
folks.  Fedora would be a Corvette, Ubuntu (no offense) like a
Chevrolet.  The Ubuntu versions would be the Impala, the Malibu, the
S-10, etc.

About the 2% issue, since many forms of computational systems exist, and
since consumer computers are the largest group, they all have right now
the equivalent of a Volkswagen in postwar Germany.  As one somewhat
famous US Sci-Fi series has made somewhat famous -- Wait for it!!! Or
you could say that Linux is like Postwar Japanese automobiles.  Quality
wins in the end.  And I think that Quality is inherent in Linux,
although it may not show to some folks quite yet, that will be the
ultimate chooser of winners and losers.

Regards,
Les H


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