Fedora 7 for the office

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Last week I wrote a post on my personal weblog about using Fedora 7 as a home Linux OS. My conclusion there was that, barring Linux aficionados who experiment all over the place (like myself actually) that Fedora 7 was not well suited to use as a home Linux. What about the office then?

As noted in the last post, Fedora was pretty handy at exposing a bleeding edge NFS V4 protocol issue. Fedora as a technology preview is pretty much unrivaled. If you want to know what is coming soon from other distros, it is hard to beat. They are usually a kernel revision or two ahead of anyone else. Almost all their package sets are about as fresh as they can be and not still be in the "Cooker"... and maybe in some cases some packages should have still been in development only trees, but those issues usually get fixed very quickly.

We use Fedora a great deal inside R&D Support as desktop OS's, and even more importantly, we use it as a R&D production data center OS. Our current Tier II storage server (as noted in my NAS series of postings a week or two ago) is Fedora Core 6 based.

Having said all that, am I truly advocating Fedora 7 as an office OS? Data center or desktop? Errr... no.

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