Re: so im thinking about trying fedora 8
This isn't entirely true. Fedora releases every 6 months as well, and while you don't have to upgrade right away, the lifespan of each release is only one year, so you kind of have to do every other.
Originally Posted by getaceres
This is reason #1 why I don't use Ubuntu anymore... It's less work for me to simply set the system up how I want it in the firstplace ten to go back and try to fix all the stuff that Ubuntu assumed I wanted.
I like Ubuntu because it auto sets up the new user for what they need most. Installation could be made even easier though- for new users with no experience. I give many cd's to people who install Ubuntu themselves- but a few have problems with partitioning for dual boot. If we are focused on helping Linux adoption then Ubuntu is it- and can get simpler. Hey lets face it -driving the car is more productive than working on it for most people.
If you ever find yourself testing out Fedora again, try using the yumex package manager GUI instead of the default pirut... most of us Fedora users agree that it is terrible, but yet it remains. Also, do try installing the recommended YUM plugins (fastestmirror and presto). Presto makes it use deltaRPMs wherever possible to cut down on what you have to download, and fastestmirror does just what you would expect, picks the fastest mirror. These little things make a really big difference, especially on that huge initial upgrade after install.
I like fedora but I for the life of me cannot stand YUM... it sucks compared to apt/synaptic in my opinion
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