"What is the Fedora Project?"

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Oct 9 07:59:54 UTC 2009

On 10/09/2009 03:36 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:

> If we're losing users we have to ask why? Or work out why. I'm often
> wondered why Dell uses Ubuntu on their desktops/laptops over Ubuntu.
> Is it because we don't ship proprietary drivers? Is it because we
> don't ship mp3 codecs. I personally think we're mostly a better fit
> because with things like NetworkManager we've had support for things
> like plug and play 3G modems alot longer.

Primarily because Dell can talk to Canonical and companies prefer to
talk to other companies and setup OEM agreements like these. Talking to
a community project like Fedora is more trickier and yes, proprietary
stuff is often needed for consumer desktops and laptops.


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