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Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailore...

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  1.  No TrackingFedora will not track you or use your personal data.
  2.  Privacy focusedFedora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  Ad-freeFedora doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  4.  LightweightFedora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  5.  Rolling ReleaseFedora supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.

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  • Developed byRed Hat
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.4 (22 ratings)
  • Alternatives204 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 21 comments and reviews about Fedora, and it has gotten 496 likes

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cycroenerugi
  
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My main OS Highly recommend. High security compared to Ubuntu

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

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

Cons: 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

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JohnFastman

Debian/Ubuntu software that comes as a .deb file can often be made to work on other distros. Here's how. For a package called example.deb, open the terminal, go to the folder where example.deb is located and type:

ar x example.deb

A handful of files and folders will appear in that folder. One of them is likely called something like data.tar.gz. This is a compressed file which you can decompress using engrampa or whatever is your favourite Linux program for this.

In the decompressed version of that folder you'll find a bunch of stuff, and amongst it somewhere the binary (executable) program you want to run. Possibly in a subfolder called 'bin'. Double click that to start the program.

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siphons

I did not know that, thanks!

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21isonlythehalftruth
  
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I don't recommend it as a main os. Fedora is an open-source only OS and therefore has some problems e. g. with playback of videos files both local and online.

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terrain2la

i am using Fedora for 2 yrs now, i didn't faced any issues with media playback, instead it's very capable to play, you just need to add right repos & codecs, that's it.

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kaspian
  
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Chad operating system. Balance between Ubuntu and Arch. Stable too

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D33pSh33p
  
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Fedora is a distro with very sensible defaults and tends to "just work out of the box".

It is rolling release, yet it is described as stable for use on your main PC. This means that it gets new features very early. You could call it leading edge as opposed to bleeding edge. On the other hand you have LTS (fixed-release) distros which lags behind a lot in terms of packages and features. When Fedora is as stable and reliable as it is, why would you be stuck in the past with LTS-based distros?

Personally I use the Fedora KDE Plasma spin which I would prefer to be the default DE.

Fedora has a focus on security and is also privacy-oriented.

It is sort of what Ubuntu should have been, but is not.

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tier50obby
  
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Fedora is an amazing distro, and the one I recommend to anyone, beginner or Linux veteran. It adopts new technologies earlier and is overall more friendly to the user. Compatibility isn't a problem anymore, what with some methods to use .deb packages on Fedora, Flatpak and Flathub, and the fact that most software has a .rpm

One minor disadvantage, though : Since Fedora adopts new tech earlier, a few bugs may pop up. Still, it's not a deal breaker for 99.99% of people.

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LinuxDoge
  
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If you want a really stable Distro, use RockyLinux. Fedora is the testing version of RHEL, so its not completely stable but works fine. Apart from Arch e.g., Wayland support is great.

There is a KDE spin, as well as other DEs.

Also there is Silverblue/Kionite, as the immutable variant, focused on Flatpak apps and being unbreakable and secure.

Easy to install, some repo setup needed but recommended. NVIDIA and AMD support preinstalled.

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    kaspianreviewed Fedora
    Chad operating system. Balance between Ubuntu and Arch. Stable too
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    kaspianDownvoted a comment on Fedora
    Users should get Fedora 36 beta version in order to have last glibc 2.35.
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