Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
Posted May 4, 2004 22:09 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck
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I run Fedora Core 1, despite the problems so effectively pointed out in the fake IRC chat. I have one box that runs Debian sarge, but that's just for fooling around, not getting work done.
I like the idea of Debian, I really do. But woody is so old as to be useless, unstable is too unstable (a sid update broke ssh recently, which is a complete disaster when you can't get to your system remotely), and until recently sarge systems tended to be inconsistent (half of an older Gnome or KDE and half of a newer one).
My wife is a non-techie but a good sport, and she can work effectively with Fedora Core (she uses Evolution, Open Office, and Mozilla and that's about all she needs). I would not subject her to any of the three Debian alternatives at this point, though sarge, if it could be pulled together in reasonable time, would be suitable.
The combination of Fedora Core, Fedora Extras, and rpm.livna.org with apt-get and synaptic is quite effective for me. I might be willing to switch to Debian sarge at some point, assuming that it stabilizes nicely and the battles over sufficient freeness can be overcome.
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