A Mac User's Opinion of Fedora Core 6

chasd chasd at silveroaks.com
Thu May 17 20:47:35 UTC 2007

Robert M. Albrecht wrote:

> In my opinon MacOSX is much more simpler to use. Software Installation
> (including the os itself) is way simpler: simply unzip the app and  
> drop
> it anywhere.

OS X does not have a way to manage installed software, a huge  
weakness compared to Fedora. It may be simpler to install software on  
OS X, but it is not better.

> Patching is better.

OS X patches, or updates as they are called, are bundled into  
batches. That doesn't make them "better" , just less granular. That  
also makes updating less flexible. You are forced to patch the web  
browser at the same time you patch rsync, for example.

Plus, updates for other software is separate from the updates from  
Apple, which is confusing and disjointed.

Updates installed via "Software Update" are listed as installed in  
the GUI, but updates downloaded separately and applied are not listed  
as installed. There is a directory where those "rogue" updates can be  
viewed as applied, but it is not commonly known.

> But I think it`s unfair to compare them.

I think Fedora will have the best chance to improve if comparisons to  
all platforms are considered.

Charles Dostale
System Admin - Silver Oaks Communications
824 17th Street, Moline  IL  61265

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