from fedora to ubuntu

Nat Gross nat101l at
Fri May 16 15:09:51 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 7:44 AM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
>> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:44 PM, debian <debiani386 at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 19:32 -0400, Nat Gross wrote:
>>>> Hi;
>>>> After many years on Fedora and Redhat, I am considering jumping ship.
>>>> My immediate concern of course is how quickly I can get up to speed with ubuntu.
>>>> Is there a document that details fundamental differences for folks
>>>> coming from fedora?
>>>> For example, can I use yum out of the box? More importantly is the
>>>> location of key files and directories off /etc, etc. [pun intended].
>>>> Thanks
>>>> nat
>>> Note(1): Ubuntu has 'yum' in the repository, but to get it, you need to
>>> type:
>>> sudo apt-get install yum
>>> note(2): Ubuntu uses aptitude, which installs deb files from a
>>> repository or a list of repositories found in /etc/apt/sources.list
>>> i hope this is of some help.
>> Yes, it is.
>> Thank you much.
>> Nat
>    I too went from Fedora to Ubuntu. It is a good move if you want
> things to work. In Fedora your worried about the Red Hat server versions
> that are making money for the company. Here your getting a Linux that is
> actually EASY to install, and it works well.
>    And I never have found a use for yum on Ubuntu :-)
What about multimedia, mp3's and wmv. Works out of the box?
Also, the apt repos. Is there one huge repos that has all the stuff,
or do I need the various repos like livna, freshrpm's, and worry about
the conflicts?


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