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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:32 PM

I am officially removing PCLinuxOS from my system and going for a different distro, which is better Ubuntu or Fedora? I know this will get a vast array of answers so I went a head and downloaded both. Just looking for some input from current Ubuntu/Fedora users.
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Re: Which is better...

Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:44 PM

I personally like Ubuntu.

Fedora is ok, but I had some issues with my distro and never re-downloaded cause I was happier with Ubuntu.

Kubuntu - if you prefer KDE which is more like windows I think.

I guess it all depends on personal opinion, I tried them both and I like the Ubuntu support forums better as well.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

the nerdy f&&&s will say fedora.

but ubuntu is where its at.

hardy heron should be real nice (if they can get together some pretty big steps without overstepping and losing solidness), gutsy gibbon is kinda a weird one because its not one of those that will be supported down the road (only the yearly launches are) in my opinion it kinda feels like its stuck in between two premier launches.

nonetheless, it still kicks ass.
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Re: Which is better...

Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 13 Feb, 2008 - 01:32 PM, said:

I am officially removing PCLinuxOS from my system and going for a different distro, which is better Ubuntu or Fedora? I know this will get a vast array of answers so I went a head and downloaded both. Just looking for some input from current Ubuntu/Fedora users.

Be brave, go with Fedora & learn Linux =-)

Best of luck!

btw, what didn't you like about PCLinux?
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:52 PM

PCLinuxOS was a good OS as far as I'm concerned, just think its time to make a change is all.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:38 PM

Ubuntu has better package management. However, if you like using LVMs, either go with Fedora as that uses LVMs by defualt, or do what I do and get the alternative install cd. The install process is not as easy, but you get to customize your filesystem layout.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

I'm using Ubuntu Gutzy at the moment, and I am really enjoying it. Fedora is a real meh imo. Ubuntu just works.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:35 PM

Looks like I may be trying them both out then
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:39 PM

That's the best way to do it. No2 will tell you to install slackware. I think that is for post security, cause if you don't know Linux you will be on here for the next 24 hours trying to rally up some support.

Let us know what you went with and what your $0.02 are ;)
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:23 PM

If you're looking for something that will give you a desktop and doesn't need much mucking about, I've heard good things about Linux Mint - it's based off of Ubuntu.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:54 PM

View Postcapty99, on 13 Feb, 2008 - 02:51 PM, said:

the nerdy f&&&s will say fedora.

but ubuntu is where its at.

hardy heron should be real nice (if they can get together some pretty big steps without overstepping and losing solidness), gutsy gibbon is kinda a weird one because its not one of those that will be supported down the road (only the yearly launches are) in my opinion it kinda feels like its stuck in between two premier launches.

nonetheless, it still kicks ass.


Actually, they're not. LTS releases are only going to happen every two years. the "current" LTS release is 6.06 "Dapper Drake". 8.04 is the next to receive such an "honor", and the one after that (Hardy+3, akak 10.04) is expected to be the next one.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:26 PM

so i was wrong on how often they are LTS, but i was right that hardy heron is an LTS.

1/2 right FTW

which backs up my point that gutsy gibbon wasn't a complete job.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:16 PM

Fedora is a great distro plagued by a horrible package managment system.

I used Fedora back in the days when it first came out (Fedora 1 & 2). It was a pretty nice distro, but I moved on. Every once in a while I give it a try again. I usually like what I see until it comes time to install/remove packages. YUM is dog slow, and the various YUM guis are even slower.

Once the Fedora team fixes this, I'll start recommending people to use Fedora again.

Ubuntu suffers from overhype, but the Ubuntu forums are very newbie friendly and sites like UbuntuGuide have a lot of great tutorials.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:08 AM

Personally, when I tried Fedora 7 on my laptop, I thought it was great. It's no Gentoo, but I'm now to the point where if I find a noob who wants to use Fedora, I'll tell them to go for it! As far as I'm concerned, the last few Fedora releases have been real top-notch as far as quality goes.
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Re: Which is better...

Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:36 AM

View PostMorphiusFaydal, on 15 Feb, 2008 - 11:08 AM, said:

Personally, when I tried Fedora 7 on my laptop, I thought it was great. It's no Gentoo, but I'm now to the point where if I find a noob who wants to use Fedora, I'll tell them to go for it! As far as I'm concerned, the last few Fedora releases have been real top-notch as far as quality goes.

Like I said, great except for the package manager.

Fedora was IIRC the first distro to package both a completely free Java SDK, and a natively compiled version of Eclipse (which is a :^: :^: in my book). They also do a great job with Gnome in each version, and I've never had anything bad to say about any of the artwork.

It's getting about time that I give Fedora a try again. Hopefully they've either fixed or ditched Yum.

I don't see why they can't just jump ship and use dpkg/apt. RPM has always had a lot of issues, and while dpkg isn't perfect it's definitely a lot better.
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