Fedora Reviews

Great balance between cutting-edge and reliable 1 Helpful

Positive Review by siphons
about Fedora Nov 2016

Fedora prides itself in being an early adopter of new technologies and promoting open-source software.

Easy to install
Easy to use package manager
Well integrated with GNOME
One of the first to include new updates in the Linux community

Adding software that isn't open-source requires an extra step
Not Debian, so proprietary software that is only compatible with Ubuntu and Debian won't work


The neverending battle between Fedora and Ubuntu

Positive Review by BjornR
about Fedora and Ubuntu Apr 2012

I've used Fedora Cora 5 in the past and i could barely use it (because of a lack of knowledge). When i decided to completely move from Windows to GNU/Linux, i had to choose between many distros.
The Linux Distribution Chooser by Zegenie studios matched up 4 distros to my taste and knowledge.
One of those distros was Ubuntu, another Fedora.

I knew Ubuntu had dedicated users and wide support but because i'm into servers and one told me RedHat was very popular for servers i eventually chose Fedora.

Judging Fedora on itself is quite difficult since one is only seeing the Gnome graphical frontend by default.
Hardware such as my UPS, scanner and printer were automatically recognized, no drivers or the like required!

  • [PRO] for selinux
  • [PRO] for community support
  • [CON] for requiring root password during updates (instead of sudo)
  • [CON] for limited package manager (one must know at least part of the name for a package)

I simply can't list all pro's and cons. Try Fedora, you'll like it!