Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Fedora vs. Ubuntu

Filed under
Linux

With a short break between the classes, I decided to try to install Ubuntu and Fedora Core 9 on my laptop to compare the two...

Installation
On Vista laptop, Ubuntu does not resize windows partition automatically, and I had to use windows native utilities to do that. Other than that, install of Ubuntu went very quickly and ubuntu automajically configured the multi-boot environment (I am sure redhat would have done the same). Redhat initial install also was not very difficult, but took a lot longer ( a lot more staff is "bundled in" by default, so it is not an apple-to-apple comparison).

Hardware Support
I found hardware support in Ubuntu and Fedora to be pretty much identical. Automatic configuration for some key hardware was fine, however, had to twick a little bit setup for sound card (in both distributions), and spent a bit of time trying to get wireless to work.

Trying to get some other, less common, hardware, such as second monitor or touch-screen on my tablet PC was more problematic.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014. Read more

Teaching open source changed my life

Teaching open source has been a breath of fresh air for myself and for many of our students because with the open source way, there are no official tests. There is no official certification for the majority of open source projects. And, there are no prescribed textbooks. In open source, no employer worth working for will ask for official proof of your abilities. A good employer will look at what you’ve done and ask you to showcase what you can do. Yes, it still helps to have a Computer Science degree, but the lack of one is often no drawback. Read more