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Which version to use for regular use?

asked 2018-05-25 01:09:57 -0600

harsh gravatar image

Hi Team, I wish to know which version should i use for regular use: workstation/server/atomic?

I have used Ubuntu for 4 years. Since 14.04 LTS & I was frustrated with 18.04. Last week I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia.

I want to know how easy Fedora is for install, use & how stable it is. I have heard from lot of guys that Fedora crashes are impossible to overcome.

I hope you'll kindly help me out. If for a non techie like me, if Fedora is not my cup of tea, kindly advice me so I'll stick to Linux Mint.

Regards,

Harsh

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answered 2018-05-25 06:53:04 -0600

jo_117 gravatar image

updated 2018-05-25 06:57:03 -0600

hello harsh,

well the latest stable fedora os is fedora 28, but my suggestion is if u need proper stable fedora then use atleast one or two down version of fedora ie 27 or 26...(one or two older version from current stable version)...bcoz the most of the bugs might have benn solved in 27 or 26.But u can still go with 28 no prob bcoz fedora community provide quick solutions to the bugs....

but if u need proper stable os for your work ,then i suggest you to use cent os which is also rpm based like fedora supported by redhat...cent os release cycle=3yrs , fedora release cycle =1 yrs . but from my personal experience using fedora there is no such issue if u go with fedora....so u be the judge....!!

hope it helps

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answered 2018-05-25 06:48:52 -0600

tonioc gravatar image

Maybe you could explain what kind of frustration you are feeling with Ubuntu/Mint distros? This would help in answering. Also tell what kind of use you need , and what is important to you: stability ? New 'state-of-the-art' features?

On my side, I gave up using Fedora a few years ago, because of the very short lifecycle of releases that came a few times to break some features/softwares I was using. I then moved to CentOS (currently 7.5), which long-term support is perfect for all my use cases. I'm perfectly happy with this - but it is only my opinion, based on my usage...

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answered 2018-05-25 04:15:00 -0600

heliosstyx gravatar image

Hi Harsh, I will give some tipps for Fedora. First of all Fedora has different editions: Workstation, Server, Atomic.

For daily use of a normal Desktop user using a Laptop or a desktop-machine I recommend Fedora Workstation. Here you can choose between different flavours (spins) and special editions (labs).

The installation of Fedora is easy and hassle-free. For more inforamtion please read the Fedora installation guide accurately.

I'm using Fedora for a long time now. I got no crashes or heavy issues. In my opinion Fedora runs best on well-designed High-Quality hardware-Systems. You should not use exotic systems with cheap hardware, bad written BIOS etc., then you will not get serious issues. I hope this will help you to make a good decision for your daily life.

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answered 2018-08-17 05:31:38 -0600

devendradave gravatar image

Harsh I will suggest to switch to Fedora and welcome to Fedora family.

I was first the Fedora user in late 2006 and then switched to ubuntu. Then to Linux Mint and finally again settled on Fedora. I can say that this is the best distro in terms of stability after debian. I was able to do day to day work and development on the Fedora workstation. I used the Fedora Mate Spin as my desktop is with low end hardware and it works like charm. The installation is very easy to do. The Fedora community and documentation always helps to resolve any issues that are found.

Regards

Devendra

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