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Re: Slightly OT: Mark Shuttleworth Talks On ATI's New Linux Drivers



On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 19:37:23 +0100,
  Andy Green <andy warmcat com> wrote:
> 
> But you aren't on the NYSE[1], nor AFAIK are you running a great Linux
> distro that somehow only pulls something around ~10% of Linux users
> (including Redhat 8 and 9 IIRC) according to the last few surveys.
> 
> If you look on the social sites it is Ubuntu and Shuttleworth all over
> the place.  Just sayin' that article could just've easily been with, or
> included, the Fedora PR Goto-guy, without becoming a Media-whore.

I would expect Ubuntu to be more popular as it is targetted differently.
If you run Fedora you need to expect some pain. However when I changed
over from Redhat 6, I found I was building fewer applications from source.
So in my case, I have been reducing pain by running Fedora.

Case in point. I still run a server on FC5 because the kernels near FC5's
end of life were broken. I run another machine with F7 that still has
the problem and tends to lock up on me at inconvenient times every week
or so, with what I think is probably the same problem. There are open bug
reposrts on what appear to be this issue in both Redhat's and the Kernel's
bug tracking systems and have been there for about a year now. I have a
friend who wants to put up a server on an old box partly as a learning
experience and while in the past I would have strongly suggested Fedora,
I am not in a position to argue against her wanting to use Ubuntu server
at this time.


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