Re: so im thinking about trying fedora 8
Need? Probably almost never. However at times you do. For example, I had a hardware issue with kernels 2.6.20 and 2.6.21. All distro's that used this kernel would not play any sound on my computer. Ubuntu Feisty shipped a 2.6.20 kernel, Fedora 7 shipped a 2.6.21 kernel. Both were no-go. But then Fedora upgraded to 2.6.22 as soon as it came out, and my sound worked again. Ubuntu stayed with 2.6.20 so I couldn't use it. This, of course, could easily have gone the other way (system doesn't work after upgrade), but I can always change back to an older version.
Originally Posted by qamelian
This is, of course, anecdotal evidence. I am simply pointing out that the impression the OP was getting of Fedora being some no package manager distro (a la Slack) is completely wrong. The up to date part is pointing out that Fedora's goal is to stay up with the latest in as stable a way as possible (unlike a distro like Sid, for example). This is in sharp contrast to Ubuntu, and I thought it merited mention.
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