Root login in rawhide and display managers

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Thu Sep 20 16:57:20 UTC 2007

Le jeudi 20 septembre 2007 à 21:21 +0530, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> We were talking about whether RHEL plays a different role from Fedora 
> and whether there are significant technical differences in between them. 
> I have given examples of the differences and the impact on the roles 
> they play.

You have given differences on the support model; they do not have to
translate in user interaction differences. Fedora does not aim to be the
anti-RHEL, there is significant feature overlap or Red Hat would not be
funding Fedora, so can we please stop using the RHEL scarecrow argument?

If the enterprise and home space were so different, Microsoft would not
have succeeded as wildly as it did. There are far more similarities than
differences, home users like stability too, and enterprise users do not
disdain pretty gui apps when they're done properly. And server-like home
appliances are inundating the market now.

Enterprise and home do not have the same priority order, but the items
on their priority lists are the same, and good software will register on
both (and likewise, bad software may be tolerated a bit longer in one
context, but that it fails to pass on the other should raise alarms)

Having narrow focus only leads to debacles like NetworkManager, where
it's belately realised a feature needs to be deployed everywhere after
all, but can't be because one set of constrains was deliberately ignored
at project start.

Nicolas Mailhot
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