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Re: Comments: IN DEPTH: Fedora 10 Preview

On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 09:53:34AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi,
> I just listened to the review at
> http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZUm0A_jBwc
> and wanted to offer some comments to help you folks understand the  
> changes better.

Rahul, good write-up explaining some of these changes.  I get the
feeling, though, from having listened to LAS for quite a while, that
these guys are far more interested in superficialities than the work
that actually goes into free software.  For instance, one of the hosts
says up front that Fedora "sucks," but yet he goes on to agree with
every positive point made by the other host except for the Nodoka
theme and the Plymouth fallback to text mode.

Another point that had me scratching my head was the same host
indicating that Fedora had a lot of features that were in Ubuntu
8.10.  This is certainly true, but the differentiator is that many of
these features were *built* by Fedora contributors, inside and outside
Red Hat.  It's important for us to keep emphasizing this fact.

Overall, the Artwork team seems to be picking up great kudos for their
work, which is wonderful.  It would be nice, though, to see reviewers
pay more attention to what's under the hood.  I expect this is a
problem reflective of the Sturgeon 90% principle rather than something
specific to Fedora or free software.

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