Fedora and Ubuntu

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 30 14:28:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 16:57 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Pup and yum on F7 are a pain. Often when the message is for 10 new 
> updates I do it in a terminal. Either way it is quite slow. But it works.
>     Ubuntu uses apt-get and a GUI thing like Pup but it works much 
> better. I have no desire to do it in a terminal. When I set it up the 
> first time it took 90 updates. I was amazed how fast it went and zero 
> problems. There are several things not Fedora or normal Ubuntu 
> applications that I MUST have. On Ubuntu they are all a simple # apt-get 
> install and they do all the work bringing in the necessary libs and such.
>     At this time I can say the Ubuntu update system is very superior to 
> Pup and yum used on Fedora. I suggest Fedora look close at Ubuntu and 
> see how to get it working here.
>     Both systems use Gnome and that makes both look VERY similar. A nice 
> feature of Ubuntu is that that mount all the Linux systems on boot to 
> /mnt and you can then, of course transfer things from the Fedora systems 
> to Ubuntu. Or the reverse.
>     Ubuntu is based on Debian and the place that files go and do are odd 
> to a Fedora user. There is no grub.conf and /etc/fstab is a real MESS! I 
> am not sure my Fedora /home directory can be used with Ubuntu, but I 
> will try just for fun.
> Karl
I have both Ubuntu and Fedora installed. The update services are different but in no way
is the Ubuntu system significantly better or faster.
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