[Ambassadors] ubuntu & fedora

Izhar Firdaus kagesenshi.87 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 16:11:23 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Karsten Wade<kwade at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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."

for a moment i thought i'm reading my own post... this final paragraph
is exactly like what I always tell people :D ..

try as many distros as you can .. look up their values, goals, etc ..
get involved with their community .. and pick what matches you best ..

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