[Ambassadors] ubuntu & fedora
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 ..
> - Karsten
> Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
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