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Re: Fedora vs. Ubuntu



Amadeus W. M. wrote:

On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 17:05:42 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:

----- Original Message ----
From: Amadeus W. M. <amadeus84 verizon net>
To: fedora-list redhat com
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 6:59:31 PM
Subject: 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.
Kadishi, Fedora LiveCD generator.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kadischi

and respins are available as torrents
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=03666#0

Best Regards,

Antonio


Yes, yes, that's the one. So if I understand this right, it's not a live cd per se, but rather tools to create your own live cd? That's nice! Does it mean I can put on a disk the exact setup I have on my PC and take it with me anywhere, and feel at home? I wonder if I could run a live cd at kinkos.

They gotta change the name though, I'll never remember it.


If you want a pre-fab fedora based live-cd distro, there are also:
Berry Linux: http://yui.mine.nu/berry/
and Basilisk:  http://www.linux4all.de/

tony


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