2009/5/26 Juan M. Rodriguez <nushio(a)gmail.com>:
I always sway people with this phrase: "Want to see tomorrow's Ubuntu? Try
Fedora today!" then proceed to explain how features are more important, and
the Fedora Philosofy:
Freedom, Friends, Features, First
It's worked out for me so far.
This is one that i advocate as well.
When people ask to compare the two distros, i make a point of
explaining some of the good things that Ubuntu does. But i also point
out that despite Ubuntu's work, nothing ever works 100%, because
that's a Very Hard Thing To Do (TM). I also mention that since it's so
difficult, we don't make that our primary focus in Fedora, in contrast
Then i drop talking about Ubuntu completely, because honestly, i'm not
paid enough to be a marketing droid for Canonical. Instead, i
concentrate on what Fedora does, as if no other distro exists other
than to consume Fedora's work.
For example, recently i gave a presentation to the WPLUG (Western
Pennsylvania) about Fedora 11. I explained how the quest to make
fingerprint readers Just Work meant 1) They would be easy to use, and
2) There would be some good standards and best practices coming from
this work on how to support them both on the end user side and in the
enterprise. (Sure, Ubuntu could do the same, but if this is important
to you, you'll use Fedora because we have the bits, and they don't
Likewise, i comment on libvirt and virt-manager, where the new release
of virt-manager is much easier to use. The reason why the developers
fixed it up was not just for the goal of making things work 100%, but
because they want to have a more reliable solid program, hands down,
that every distro can benefit from.
Finally, you'll probably get a bunch of questions from users of other
distros. Sometimes it's good to drag them into conversations about how
they can test the technology better on Fedora just to make sure it
works on other distros too. Invite them to use liveUSB and join
Testing Days. You can also talk about how they can help to get the
technology into their own distro faster, and contribute to upstream at
the same time. This is really our ultimate goal in Fedora. Upstream
is worth far more than any single distro is.
Hope this helps you.
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Christos Bacharakis <cmpahar(a)gmail.com>
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:29 AM, Truong Anh. Tuan <tuanta(a)iwayvietnam.com>
>> Hi all,
>> Most of People in our community are crazy with Ubuntu.
>> I know Fedora is much better and I am thinking about a campaign to change
>> their mind.
>> First of all, I would like to write a full list of advantages in Fedora
>> against Ubuntu (in our language, Vietnamese, of course).
>> Could you please help me some good sources and ideas (both for the
>> advantage list and the full process to change their mind).
>> Kind regards,
>> Fedora-ambassadors-list mailing list
> The first argument that I come up with is that many Ubuntu sub-projects
> are not upstream. For example if an Ubuntu translator, translate a gnome
> string, Launchpad will not upstream the string to Gnome translations so the
> other distributions won't have that string translated.
> An another thing is that Ubuntu uses many tools like Launchpad which are
> closed source. Hey, we are a FOSS community over here.
> A personal argument is that Ubuntu is trying to be more like Windows and
> less than a typical Linux distribution. Evolution is good, but don't try to
> be more like your enemy for wining more fans. It's not right!
> I am a little bit tired so I can't think anything else right now. Hope to
> helped you. Good luck.
> Christos Bacharakis
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