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Re: Which one is better Ubuntu Or Fedora 9

On 11/04/2008 02:56 PM, Dave Ihnat wrote:
On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 12:31:51PM -0700, Craig White wrote:


  4.  The Ubuntu life cycle is much longer than Fedora, making it more
      stable for production environments.
I don't particularly buy that argument. If you are looking for stability in production environments, then you need to compare the Enterprise distributions, such as RHEL and CentOS. With Ubuntu you can chose LTS or Normal, and you can purchase a support contract. Fedora (and OpenSuSe for that matter) is not intended for a corporate production environment. It includes all the bells and whistles because the user community demands these where a corporate production desktop or server needs more stability. I currently run Ubuntu (8.10 Intrepid Ibex) on my personal laptop, Fedora 9 on my corporate HP Integrity (IA64) Workstation, and Fedora 9 on my x86_64 desktop at home. I happen to like the fact that Ubuntu has a decent LiveCD with an easy installer. Fedora and OpenSuSE are more traditional in that they provide more bits on the installation media. Aditionally, it is my perception that both Red Hat and Novel give more back to the OpenSource community. I know that Red Hat and SuSE both has a number of kernel developers on staff.

But, in the original question, which one is better, Fedora 9 or Ubuntu, I could not begin to answer that, and I use them both every day.

Jerry Feldman <gaf blu org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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