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Thread: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

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    Re: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

    Fedora, openSUSE etc. have come a long way to be more ready to go OOTB, and they are great distro's also. I think it is very much a case of user familiarity rather than user friendliness that separate them. For me personally I gravitate towards Ubuntu (and Ubuntu based distro's) because currently Steam, Proton and various other gaming related endeavors has Ubuntu as the target OS thus it typically is easier to set up and more likely to work.

    Except for the latest default wallpaper I saw on Fedora SilverBlue which I don't care for I would say that the default wallpapers for Fedora for the last few years are top notch (and there will never be a more epic release than the Beefy Miracle )
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    Re: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    i just wish there would be longer support period in Kubuntu 5 years at least but would like to see 7 or even 10. once all is setup i really hate to do the upgrade, especially since upgrades are not working well too often and since new OS versions could mean loss of existing hardware support overnight.
    How about a Rolling-Release Ubuntu? It could be a 5-10 year project.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

    rolling has same issue. hardware can suddenly stop working, there is loss of compatibility, loss of functionality in applications and in OS.

    for example in windows i would sometimes keep applications deliberately on same version, when i know that they will break something i need or will have less functions on new version. i think this is OK as long as they are not connected with internet. most older games are like this. you can keep them on certain version if you know they work well. or at least until propper patches are made. in linux even the troublesome software is pushed to you (in a rolling distro). well for software this is maybe not such a big issue, but there is issue when you talk about drivers.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    rolling has same issue. hardware can suddenly stop working, there is loss of compatibility, loss of functionality in applications and in OS.

    for example in windows i would sometimes keep applications deliberately on same version, when i know that they will break something i need or will have less functions on new version. i think this is OK as long as they are not connected with internet. most older games are like this. you can keep them on certain version if you know they work well. or at least until propper patches are made. in linux even the troublesome software is pushed to you (in a rolling distro). well for software this is maybe not such a big issue, but there is issue when you talk about drivers.
    One of the best things about "rolling releases" is that you can "roll-back" to a previous version if the new version isn't stable.

    The software repos, as well as the PPA's are what would make a Rolling Release Ubuntu amazing!
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