"What is the Fedora Project?"

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Wed Oct 14 23:57:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, inode0 wrote:

> 2009/10/14 Máirín Duffy <mairin at linuxgrrl.com>:
> > On 10/14/2009 03:00 PM, Tim Burke wrote:
> >>
> >> Máirín Duffy wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> - The clients she refers to are highly-technical users, running
> >>> advanced scientific projects and in some cases military operations.
> >>> They're not highly technical in terms of being intimately familiar
> >>> with the inner workings of Linux, they're highly technical in their
> >>> domains which are complex. They have PhDs in meterology or advanced
> >>> medical and aeronautics degrees. And they want the distro they work
> >>> with to just work - they can't deal with the instability we've
> >>> introduced over the past two years and have started going elsewhere.
> >>> The suggestion elsewhere in the thread that one should be required to
> >>> have a 'drivers license' to run a distro she related to requiring a
> >>> kernel hacker to interpret the results of a medical exam - a highly
> >>> technical person just not in their field of expertise.
> >>>
> >> sounds like RHEL
> >
> > I *think* (and I'm relaying 3rd party information and then speculating on
> > it, so this may be an exercise in futility) that the difference is that she
> > said Fedora was on the leading edge, and that's why they had always
> > gravitated towards it in the past. RHEL tends to be a bit behind Fedora, for
> > the sake of stability. Even so, when Fedora was leading edge a couple of
> > years ago, it was still stable enough for these folks to do their work.
> But I've been running Fedora as my primary desktop from F7 on and it
> has been plenty stable for me to do my work. So I think Jeff is right,
> it would be really nice to know more about the work they are doing
> that exposes this "instability."

For my wife it was closing her laptop lid and then opening it again later.
Also she had problems viewing videos for any length of time, particularly
youtube.  I should also note she no longer has this problem but she's also
not running Fedora anymore.


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