Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu?

I know it sounds crazy. Fedora is more a test-bed for the enterprise-grade RHEL. Fedora is cutting edge software that evokes images of users fixing more issues than enjoying user-friendly software. Fedora is for those who already know; Ubuntu is for those that do not. Right? Wrong. Those assumptions are wrong on numerous accounts…especially since the release of Fedora 13.

I haven’t spent too much time covering Fedora Linux. In fact, if you search TechRepublic, you will find my last article around the year 2007. That may as well be 1957 in computer years. Why is that? Well, somewhere around Fedora 9 the distribution was just too broken to bother with. I realized I needed to concentrate my efforts on distributions that wouldn’t send the users packing their bags back to Windows. So I left my Fedora hanging on the door and found the communal hugs of Ubuntu. It felt right. It was a good choice.

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