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Re: Fedora vs. Ubuntu

On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:26:10 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:

> I have a computer science class mate who is interested in switching to
> Linux, starting small with installing it and dual booting. He fits the
> type that should be able to switch easiy: non-hardcore gamer, non
> hardcore multimedia.
> My question to the list is could you compare and contrast Fedora and
> Ubuntu so that I may pass on the information so that he may make a
> choice himself?
> I have only ever used Fedora (was Redhat 7,8,9 before) so I am unable
> to do that. 

So do we. If we used ubuntu, we'd be posting on their lists.

And since you're using fedora anyway, just tell him to install
fedora, that way you'll be speaking the same language. Also,
I'm just speculating, because I haven't used ubuntu, but I doubt
there is any compelling reason to choose one over the other.

Maybe the best would be to recommend him the corresponding live cds 
to try for himself. It's Kubuntu for ubuntu, and for fedora I forget 
what it's called, but it was circulating on this mailing list not
long ago. They are all listed at distrowatch.com.

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