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Re: Fedora 7 "Moonshine": Freedom vs. Ease-of-Use (Part 1)

On 03/06/07, Marc Wiriadisastra <marc mwiriadi id au> wrote:
On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 22:47 -0700, Thomas Chung wrote:
> On 6/2/07, Marc Wiriadisastra <marc mwiriadi id au> wrote:
> > The article comes from here.
> >
> > http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/16894
> >
> > "Fedora 7, a.k.a. "Moonshine," released on May 31, is an odd duck. On
> > the one hand, it's hugely popular. If you need to be convinced of that,
> > take a look at the number of people viewing the officially-sanctioned
> > FedoraForum.org at any given time - as I write this, it's almost 7,000
> > people. Visit your local Barnes & Noble Booksellers (that's a big
> > bookstore chain in the U.S.) and you'll see quite a few books about
> > Fedora on the shelves. (This, by itself, is a big plus for Linux newbies
> > — Fedora may be the best-documented distro available)."
> I'm not so sure if the following statement was necessary in conclusion
> of this Fedora review. It just seems the author is recommending other
> OS over Fedora. :(

Is it possible we're not doing enough to make the reason for their not
being proprietary software obvious enough? I think we've talked about
this before...but obviously we're not or it would (or at least should)
have been mentioned in that article!

> "However, since the distro I blew off my spare partition in order to
> install Fedora 7 was PCLinuxOS 2007, it's impossible not to compare
> the two. PCLinuxOS definitely comes out the winner. Configuring
> hardware on Fedora is more challenging than configuring hardware on
> PCLinuxOS, which does most of it for you. PCLinuxOS doesn't require
> the manual addition of third-party repositories in order to get
> proprietary software; most of it is installed out of the box. In
> short, PCLinuxOS is simply less time-consuming and less frustrating to
> install and configure than Fedora."

It goes with the standard of Fedora isn't good because it doesn't
install propietary formats from the get-go.  They seem to not read or
understand that Fedora does not come with propietary software.



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