Moving from Fedora to Ubuntu - am I doing the right thing?
cl at isbd.net
Thu Oct 2 16:14:47 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 11:48:34AM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 04:37:44PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> > I've been running Fedora (7 and 8) for the past year or two, before
> > that I ran Slackware for several years.
> > I'm considering moving to Ubuntu and I'm wondering if my reasons are
> > right.
> No - your making a huge mistake.
> And seriously, aren't you the only one who can make that judgement?
Well yes, and I'm going to, but I was asking for some help in making
For a start why do you think I'm making "a huge mistake"? It would
be useful for me to know so it can help me make my decision.
> > It seems to me (and this is what I'm asking about) that Ubuntu, when
> > compared with Fedora, has:-
> > A much bigger range of software available, I have found quite a
> > few things available in the Ubuntu repositiaries which aren't in
> > the Fedora ones.
> > A better software management system (apt v. yum).
> > In many cases more up-to-date sofotware.
> > I run a pretty standard sort of software mix, basically Gnome based
> > but with fvwm as my window manager. However I have a few things where
> > I find I need to be 'on the bleeding edge'. How easy is it to do this
> > under Ubuntu, i.e. when I want the very latest and greatest version of
> > (for example) Digikam can I get it easily and/or am I likely to mess
> > up my Ubuntu installation. I suppose in a way the problems are the
> > same as with Fedora except that Ubuntu standard packages may be more
> > up to date than Fedora's.
> > Finally would I be better off with another distribution, say one of
> > the Debian distributions? I am fairly 'techie' - I ran Slackware for
> > a long time - will I find Debian more flexible (as in allowing me to
> > get out of the way and or latest packages more easily)?
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