[Ambassadors] ubuntu & fedora

oshan rubesinghe drkmafia at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jul 17 14:25:36 UTC 2009

wow thanks alot mr Karsten Wade, this is exsactly wht i was looking for
thanks alot

2009/7/17 Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 09:41:26PM +0800, Izhar Firdaus wrote:
> >
> > i believe he is asking for a way to answer that question ... its a
> > very common question asked by users..
> >
> > i usually mention this to new people -> "technically, they are similar
> > .. what available in ubuntu can be available in fedora and vice versa
> > .. main difference is the goal, community, purpose, and some internal
> > architectures " ..
> >
> > I wonder how other Fedora ambassadors answer that question ...
> I answer almost exactly as you do.  I say something such as:
>  "95% or more of the code is the same, although each distro chooses
>  how close to 'absolute new' their code is.  For example, in Fedora
>  you might get a number of pieces of software that are newer than
>  those in another distro, and for other pieces they may be older or
>  different choices for default than other distros.  A lot of the
>  visual difference you see is just how the desktop is polished.
>  The technical differences are mostly visible to systems
>  administrators and mainly haved to do with package management and
>  configuration files.  All of these differences arise from community
>  values.  If a distro has a value of, 'Be the best desktop possible
>  that Just Works,' then you are going to make technical, marketing,
>  and community choices that support that value.  If your values are,
>  'Draw together the best of current 100% free software for our
>  community of participants to use to improve the state of the world,'
>  then you are going to make different choices.
>  I recommend you study the values of the Linux distributions, try out
>  their live versions, and pick the one that resonates the most with
>  your personal values.  Then participate like mad."
> - Karsten
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> http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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