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    how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    im downloading the iso now and am wondering if it's worth installing over ubuntu or just running in a vm to test it

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    My 2 cents is to always run in a VM before you overwrite something you know you like.
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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    thanks i don't think i am fully ready to give up ubuntu 8.10 i just decided to download it on a whim when i was on campus where the internet connection is much faster than at home

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    Fedora and Ubuntu are slightly different animals.

    Fedora is more for the higher end user as it sometimes needs some tweaking to get things just right (ie. multimedia codecs, closed-souce video drivers, etc). On the plus side, it tends to be more of a testing bed for newer OS enhancements.

    You may want to test F10 in a VM first to see it in action before committing.

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    i tested it via live cd and i think i'll stick with ubuntu i'll miss synaptic and add/remove too much

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    I'm on fedora 10 and love it. Albeit, it takes a bit to get used to when accustomed to Ubuntu, but after a while it feels comfy.

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    Nvidia drivers in F10 are easy to install but difficult to setup, in U810 it's just a few mouse clicks and your done with Nvidia drivers & compiz both. Compiz can be very difficult to setup in F10.
    Adding a printer in F10 is also very problematic if it's a printer on the network that is. also newer printer drivers are also not available by default in F10, it's the same list of drivers that they have always used.
    My overall opinion of F10 is it's coming along well but it will take time for them to catch up to even where Ubuntu is. Fedora 10 looks great though visually. basicly this "it has to be free" stuff gets in the way of Fedoras ease of setup Ubuntu seems to have found a way around this. If however you want a Distro that's totally free Fedora is it, as long as you dont need MP3 playback, nvidia drivers, any ability to play movies, compiz, or network printing. If web surfing & email is all you need then Fedora is great.

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    Ultimate F10 how to. here ya go..


    Code:
    su
    
    to become root.
    
    Then run
    
    rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
    
    This adds the RPM Fusion repository (a merger or Dribble, Freshrpms, and rpm.livna.org) to our package manager.
    
    Unfortunately the RPM Fusion repository doesn't have libdvdcss in its repository, therefore we also add the livna repository (which contains only that package):
    
    rpm -Uvh http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/10/i386/livna-release-9-2.noarch.rpm
    
    Next we add the Adobe repository which provides the Flash player and the Adobe Reader:
    
    rpm -Uvh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
    
    Finally we add the Skype repository - as there is no rpm, we have to do it manually:
    
    gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo
    
    [skype]
    name=Skype Repository
    baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
    gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0
    
     
    7 Installing Additional Software
    
    Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software:
    
    The Package Manager opens:
    
    Use the search field and select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. mplayer* means all packages that start with mplayer) and click on Apply afterwards:
    
        * f-spot
        * flash-plugin
        * filezilla
        * thunderbird
        * amule
        * azureus
        * skype
        * xchat-gnome
        * openoffice.org*
        * AdobeReader_enu
        * gnucash
        * scribus
        * amarok
        * audacity
        * banshee
        * mplayer
        * mplayer-gui
        * gtkpod
        * xmms*
        * DVDRipOMatic
        * kino
        * vlc
        * mozilla-vlc
        * xine*
        * brasero
        * k3b
        * bluefish
        * kdewebdev
        * java
        * compat-libstdc++-33 (needed by RealPlayer)
        * ffmpeg
        * lame
        * libdvdcss
        * libXp
        * mjpegtools
        * kernel-devel (needed by VMware)
        * xinetd (needed by VMware)
        * gcc (needed by VMware)
        * gcc-c++ (needed by VMware)
        * perl-devel (needed by VMware)
        * perl-ExtUtils-Embed (needed by VMware)
        * wget
    
    Afterwards, the selected packages will be installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient.
    
     
    8 Inventory (II)
    
    Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:
    
    Our inventory should now look like this:
    
    Graphics:
    [x] Gimp
    [x] F-Spot
    [ ] Picasa
    
    Internet:
    [x] Firefox
    [ ] Opera
    [x] Flash Player
    [x] FileZilla
    [x] Thunderbird
    [x] Evolution
    [x] aMule
    [x] Azureus/Vuze
    [x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
    [x] Pidgin
    [x] Skype
    [ ] Google Earth
    [x] Xchat IRC
    
    Office:
    [x] OpenOffice Writer
    [x] OpenOffice Calc
    [x] Adobe Reader
    [x] GnuCash
    [x] Scribus
    
    Sound & Video:
    [x] Amarok
    [x] Audacity
    [x] Banshee
    [x] MPlayer
    [x] Rhythmbox Music Player
    [x] gtkPod
    [x] XMMS
    [x] dvd::rip
    [x] Kino
    [x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
    [x] VLC Media Player
    [ ] Real Player
    [x] Totem
    [x] Xine
    [x] Brasero
    [x] K3B
    [ ] Multimedia-Codecs
    
    Programming:
    [ ] Kompozer
    [x] Bluefish
    [x] Quanta Plus
    
    Other:
    [ ] VMware Server
    [ ] TrueType Fonts
    [x] Java
    [x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions
    
     
    9 Flash Player
    
    To see if the Flash plugin (which we installed before) is working, start Firefox. Then type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player
    I been using F10 x64 since it released on my big rig and im lovin it! Better than Ubuntu in many ways.
    Last edited by buntunub; February 3rd, 2009 at 11:39 PM.

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by beast2k View Post
    My overall opinion of F10 is it's coming along well but it will take time for them to catch up to even where Ubuntu is.
    Fedora catch up to Ubuntu?!? In what way... ease of use? That's like saying that Slackware has a long way to go in order to catch up to Linux Mint.

    Fedora is NOT Ubuntu -- it is not aimed at the newbie crowd like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. It is Fedora...

    Quote Originally Posted by beast2k View Post
    If however you want a Distro that's totally free Fedora is it, as long as you dont need MP3 playback, nvidia drivers, any ability to play movies, compiz, or network printing. If web surfing & email is all you need then Fedora is great.
    Jeez.. I guess I need to uninstall World of Warcraft, my Nvidia drivers, and all my divx movies because, according to you, I can't do this stuff on it...
    Last edited by Antman; February 4th, 2009 at 03:47 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: how does fedora 10 compare to ubuntu 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antman View Post
    Fedora catch up to Ubuntu?!? In what way... ease of use? That's like saying that Slackware has a long way to go in order to catch up to Linux Mint.

    Fedora is NOT Ubuntu -- it is not aimed at the newbie crowd like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. It is Fedora...


    Jeez.. I guess I need to uninstall World of Warcraft, my Nvidia drivers, and all my divx movies because, according to you, I can't do this stuff on it...
    Fedora 10 needs to catch up to Ubuntu in the area of setup not the install or ease of use, it's the easiest thing in the world to use. It's just a lot easier to set up ubuntu then Fedora.. If Fedora is NOT aimed at the newbie crowd then should it not say as much on the Fedora web site? I did not anywhere say "you can not do" I am just saying compared to ubuntu it's a lot more difficult to set things up after the inital install. The origional poster wanted to know how fedora compared to ubuntu and as I said in my last post "in my opinion" ubuntu is easyer to setup. It's my opinion based on what happened when i tried it, nothing more. Your experiences may be different and juging by your post your getting on quite well with it so you need not uninstall your WoW or Nvidia drivers

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