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Fedora 20 Released 147 147

sfcrazy writes "The Fedora Project has announced the release of Fedora 20, code named Heisenbug (release notes). Fedora 20 is dedicated to Seth Vidal, the lead developer of Yum and the Fedora update repository, who recently died in a road accident. Gnome is the default DE of Fedora, and so it is for Fedora 20. However unlike Ubuntu (where they had to create different distros for each DE) Fedora comes with KDE, XFCE, LXDE and MATE. You can install the DE of your choice on top of base Fedora."
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Fedora 20 Released

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  • CentOS (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @01:34PM (#45716077)

    That's why CentOS exists, no?

  • The biggest differences between them are admin tools and init/rc stuff as well as the language the tools are written in. The packaging systems (RPM vs .DEB) are really not as great a difference since they accomplish essentially the same thing overall. The biggest packaging difference is how they name things and where they put them; this is also the most frustrating difference.

    You'll notice that most general/new-release distro reviews are superficial, noting things like application/kernel version numbers and what DE is chosen and what default apps are installed -- all meaningless since any DE and most any app and most any kernel can be installed on any distro. These are reviews written by newbies for newbies. Apparently the people who know the significant underlying differences don't write reviews or don't know enough about other distros to draw a meaningful comparison.

    Here's a review I wrote comparing Mageia with Fedora, which I hope is not the typical kind of review. []

    Why not compare these to Ubuntu? Behind the scenes where it matters, it's too different from Fedora/Mageia for me to get a handle on it without obtaining a more intimate knowledge of Ubuntu, something I have no real need or desire to do. My only gripe about Ubuntu is that too much software is developed for it that is reliant on Ubuntu-specific scripts and such things that it cannot easily be used on other Linux distros; HOWTOs written for Ubuntu are so Ubuntu-specific that they are rendered almost useless for any other distro (they seem to be written by the same folks that write the superficial reviews).

    sfcrazy and others do Fedora and Ubuntu a disservice by making these uninformed and superficial comparisons.

  • Re:AAARGH (Score:4, Insightful)

    by icebike (68054) on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @03:30PM (#45717535)


    What was wrong with linking directly to Fedora site.
    I'm so sick of these spamvertisement sites that rush up a page and post it on Slashdot, that I virtually never click the first link.

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