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End of Saga WHY I WANT TO STOP USING FEDORA!!!



Mark

Be happy with your eventual choice. When some software is imposed, one is often negative, but when one chooses, then one is happy, and the complaints are about bugs.
I am sure that your choice is as bug free as is Fedora, or perhaps even more, given your explanation.

Regards and thank you for I guess is the longest thread in Fedora-list. :)

Leslie

--- On Mon, 2/9/09, Mark Haney <mhaney ercbroadband org> wrote:

From: Mark Haney <mhaney ercbroadband org>
Subject: Re: WHY I WANT TO STOP USING FEDORA!!!
To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009, 4:14 PM

Mike Chalmers wrote:
> As I said above I am sorry for the initial RANT. Thank you to all for
> your patience and help.
>
> I have been looking into ARCH, which someone, mentioned above, and I
> think their philosophy towards Linux is, quite good, a rolling
> release. It is harder to work with initially seeing as it does not
> have a graphical install process. It is a minimal installation, which
> I like, and you install only what you want after the minimal
> installation. It also releases the latest packages usually in 1 day or
> 2. Didn't know that there was a distro like ARCH.
>
> For the question above, I do like to stay up to date, and the GUI
> matters a pretty good bit to me. I love the changes that KDE made,
> with their GUI, when they went to 4 and now to 4.2!
>

I have to throw my 2 cents worth in.  I have to agree that doing a full
upgrade every 6-8 months gets tiresome when you have a dozen or so
machines running it.  However, preupgrade does seem to help that a lot
and it's getting better with oddball setups like some I have.

That said, rolling updates are the way to go.  No need for continual
upgrades to 'releases' just update to the latest version of a package
and be done with it.  I'm just not sure a 'major release' design is the
way to go any longer.  With internet access the way it is, why not just
do rolling updates?

Personally this is why I use gentoo more and more.  No need to download
an ISO or anything of the sort, just switch to a new profile, update the
needed packages and you are at the latest 'release'.  Then, update
packages as they are released as stable. (or as ~arch in the gentoo world).

Nothing else makes as much sense to me in the open source world that
isn't a 'paid' or 'enterprise' edition.


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