Catatan The 2011 Linux Distro Scorecard tentang Fedora

Ini sedikit berbagi tentang The 2011 Linux Distro Scorecard yang membahas tentang review beberapa distro yang ada dan untuk tahun ini Linux Distro Scorecard memperkecil menjadi Enam Distro yang mereka bahas yaitu Debian, Fedora, LinuxMINT, OpenSUSE, Slackware dan Ubuntu

Dan pada ulasan ini saya men”copy” catatan The 2011 Linux Distro Scorecard tentang Fedora dan sedikit memberikan ulasan tentang catatan tersebut berdasarkan versi saya :

The Fedora Project is sponsored by Red Hat, but has a fairly diverse set of contributors outside the company as well. The project has its focus on innovation, freedom, and community contributions.

Fedora has a six-month release cycle, but releases often slip if they’re not up to quality standards — almost every release cycle has a few slips. But the release dates tend to be close enough to the schedule that users have a fairly good idea when the next release is going to be out. Tracking release dates can be important — the releases are only supported for about 13 months. Users who don’t want to upgrade frequently should choose another distribution. But if you want to ride the “cutting edge,” of software, Fedora is going to be an excellent choice. Fedora ships the latest software that’s stable, or (in some cases) almost stable. New technologies often debut in Fedora.

Fedora is fairly user friendly, but can have a few rough edges. It’s not always as polished, and sometimes Fedora ships software that’s brand-new — like with the Fedora 15 release that ships with GNOME 3.0, a new init system, and more. The next release is expected to default to the Btrfs filesystem, another technology that’s not been widely deployed. Part of shipping “cutting edge” software means that you may encounter some packages that are less than 100% stable, or may not be feature complete. It is worth noting that the quality of the distribution has improved greatly since the early days of Fedora. If you’re comfortable with computers and not afraid of the command line, Fedora is a good distro to consider.

If software licensing is important to you, Fedora is one of the top distributions to look at. The project only ships free software, and won’t ship media codecs or much else that’s not open source or might be legally encumbered. You may have to do some extra work to get MP3 or DVD support, but that’s part of the price of freedom.

Fedora takes software freedom very seriously, and makes its tools and infrastructure free as well. If you want to set up a Fedora derivative, it’s not hard to do. The project supports a number of spins (Fedora-based distros that differ from the default set of software), and has the tools for users to create their own. Whether you like GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, or another desktop, you’re good to go.

The management tools and installer are fairly good, though they assume some understanding of Linux. The management tools aren’t quite as comprehensive as openSUSE’s YaST, but you’ll be able to do most system administration using GUI tools if you choose to. You’ll also find a fair assortment of third-party packages and support for Fedora, including hosting providers that offer Fedora as an option if you want to extend your Fedora use to a hosted server.

The hardware support is more limited than Debian, though — so no Itanium or MIPS for you. If you have x86 or AMD64 based systems, though, you’re good.

Generally, Fedora is OK for new users, but might not be the best introductory Linux distribution. It’s great for experimenting with new technologies, and to see what’s coming in the future for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). If you’re a developer, Fedora is also a great choice. You can get involved in the Fedora community very easily, no matter what your skill set. The community is friendly and works hard on recruitment for new contributors.

Dari catatan diatas ada beberapa hal yang saya bisa komentari yaitu mengenai rilis fedora yang kadang tidak tepat waktu😀 saya pikir hal itu wajar saja terjadi klo gunakan pepatah indonesia “biar lambat asal selamat” tapi bukan tentang keselamatan tapi tentang kestabilan😀, selain itu juga saya sepakat dengan catatan ini

If software licensing is important to you, Fedora is one of the top distributions to look at. The project only ships free software, and won’t ship media codecs or much else that’s not open source or might be legally encumbered. You may have to do some extra work to get MP3 or DVD support, but that’s part of the price of freedom.

yup itu adalah sebuah harga kebebasan, fedora jika pertama kali menggunakan jangan terlalu berharap kelengkapan dukungan codec untuk multimedia. tapi untuk saya pribadi itu bukanlah masalah berarti dan terakhir saya sangat sepakat dengan ini.

But if you want to ride the “cutting edge,” of software, Fedora is going to be an excellent choice. Fedora ships the latest software that’s stable, or (in some cases) almost stable. New technologies often debut in Fedora.

Demikian catatan kecil dari saya, Fedora terbaik untuk saya sebab saya menggunakan dari fedora core 3 hingga sekarang

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