[TriLUG] Ubuntu vs Fedora, was Re: Linux Distribution for server Opinions
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Fri Jan 23 11:53:12 EST 2009
I think Ubuntu has succeeded in the integration aspect of Linux : Linux
distributions, as part of their nature take programs / applications /
documents from various sources and it's the bundling / binding of all of
these together that "makes" the distribution. Ubuntu seems to combine things
together a bit more robustly than other distributions I've used. It's not
really anything that can be pointed to, but rather an overall feel as the
system is used more.
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Maxwell Spangler <
maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 11:29 -0500, Paul McLanahan wrote:
> > I will say that I believe Ubuntu is easier to learn how to use for
> > someone new to Linux. I think it does a nice job of easing you into
> > the whole idea of Linux, and then also getting out of your way when
> > you want to start poking around under the hood, compiling kernels, and
> > using a different window manager.
> Yes, this is what I hear over and over again. That Ubuntu is so
> amazingly easy to use, and yet when I go looking for measurable
> differences I find very little. I don't find lack of quality, just a
> lack of superiority to match the enthusiasm its users express.
> For example, when I log into Ubuntu I get the same menu system as
> Fedora: GNOME -- something that neither Ubuntu or Fedora can really
> claim as their own innovation to be different. I see the placement of
> things differently: something might be under Accessories instead of
> Sound/Video, but that's not significant.
> But I have yet to really try it, so I am open minded to what I might be
> Maxwell Spangler
> Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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