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A Penguin Deathmatch? Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10

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After several weeks of trying I finally had to give in to my sweaty and now pruney hands. I could not get the heat out of my Ubuntu install on my T60p laptop. I tried everything…CPU monitors, tuning down the speed, blowing out the vents, BIOS changes, and all that. Last night I grabbed the Fedora 10 installer, burned an ISO and re-booted. I completed my install this morning and although these two distros have a lot in common, they also have some definite differences in how they work.

Installing Fedora was quite easy. I simply went to their website and downloaded the ISO for their bootable OS. It is 638MB so it takes a while get grab. After a couple of beers (a DAB lager and a Flying Fish HopFish IPA) I was ready to burn a DVD, reboot and up came a complete Fedora distro running on my laptop. After a quick check to make sure I could get a WiFI connection, that my graphics card was working, and that my CD/DVD burner was working, I clicked on the desktop icon to initiate a full install.

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