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Re: [News] Differences Between Red Hat Enterprise and Fedora Explained

  • Subject: Re: [News] Differences Between Red Hat Enterprise and Fedora Explained
  • From: "Mathew P." <Mathew@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 20:53:33 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: March of the Penguins
  • References: <1286058.VXaKkYDQz3@schestowitz.com> <fnFcg.74165$wl.12600@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk> <pan.2006.>
  • User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1111914
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On 2006-05-23, William Poaster spake thusly:
> On Tue, 23 May 2006 14:55:07 +0000, M wrote:
> [NOTE: www.jlaforums.com steals usenet newsgroup posts, & misleads the public
> into thinking the posts come from their own forums. THEY DON'T!
> This post was originally posted in a USENET newsgroup.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet]
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Fedora users might find this new article intersting...
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Part 1: Primary objectives
>>> | The first step in understanding the differences is to recognize that
>>> | while they share many goals, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora also
>>> | have a number of different objectives, as well as different audiences.
>>> | There is no one-size-fits-all distribution. We focus on combining
>>> | forces where we can and optimize accordingly when priorities differ.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.redhat.com/magazine/019may06/features/fedora_rhel_1/
>> <quote>
>> Fedora's target audience includes developers, testers, writers and early
>> adopters.
>> </quote>
>> <quote>
>> Rapid innovation vs. stability. Fedora is fast moving. It is for people
>> who always want the latest and greatest. The Fedora stream is more
>> revolutionary: Old versions of packages may be quickly cast aside for new
>> ones. Fedora is highly receptive to experimentation. </quote>
>> Some conformation of what a lot of people suspected. especially the fast
>> moving & early adopters bit. :-)
> As I've said on a few occasions & also in other groups, Fedora is
> generally regarded as a development distro.

And yet, I am not a developer, and I *love* Fedora. So much so, that I haven't
upgraded to version 5. I have core 3, and there simply is no need for an upgrade.
Fedora is that good. The only thing I have found to be a weakness is YUM, with
it's tendency to tell you that application "foo" is not available. "nothing
to do". I haven't configured it with alternate repository sites,
and I probably won't have this problem once I do.

I tried many, many distros, in the early days of Linux when redhat was the 
desktop powerhitter, and you got it free from the jacket of a magazine, all
the way to about two years ago, when I decided to give Fedora a spin. It was,
bar none, the easiest, most intuitive, functional distro I have ever had the
pleasure of installing and using. During install, It recognised and automatically
set up all my hardware. Generic DVD/CD burner, dual Netgear 10/100 ethernet cards,
onboard sound card (ESS Solo 1938 which no other distro had ever done without
some persuasion) as well as the Yamaha DS-XG YMF744 sound card.

I can't say enough good things about it, and encourage anyone with an interest
in installing Linux, to give it a try.

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