Even though it might seem that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS are the best operating systems out there, it should be clear that this title is not to be handed so easily. The reason we are saying this is an operating system called Linux. This is an OS that originated back in the early nineties, more precisely 1991, and it managed to create more than a dozen, let’s say, spin-offs. There is a reason behind the popularity of this OS. It is an open-source system that will provide you with a possibility to actually change some parts of the code and create an OS to your liking. Yeah, you heard that right. You are going to be able to change almost anything you set your mind on. You can even change the system’s user interface to the one we can see with Microsoft Windows, which would probably make the usage of this system much easier for you.
The reason why you should shift your focus from other systems to Linux is that it will consume much less of your hardware’s resources than any other system out there. We’ve mentioned that Linux produced several distros over time and that there more than a dozen of them. Take this literally, you will be able to choose between a wide array of systems in order to choose the one that will fit your needs the best. You can actually choose how much of your cache and RAM memory is going to be used by the system. This was the reason we have choose two types of Linux distorts to compare and provide you with a little insight. That way, you are going to be able to make a better choice when you are choosing between these. We are going to talk about Fedora and Ubuntu. Without further ado, let us begin.
Both Fedora and Ubuntu are spin-offs of two bigger Linux systems. Fedora originated from Redhat Linux, and Ubuntu is Debian’s offspring. You can be sure that both of these OS still has some scars from their ancestors that they wear proudly. Anyway, both of them have their own families package managers, repository formats, etc. These are pretty common among systems that originated from their father, Linux. However, these things are not the same among systems that originated from Redhat and Debian branch of the family tree. Therefore, this surely requires further explanations.
Ubuntu has probably the simplest installation process out of all the Linux distros. Many people think that this was the reason behind its popularity since installing Linux was considered extremely hard, back in the day. Installing Ubuntu will require less than 10 minutes of your time. Most of the time, the system will provide you with an opportunity to have dual systems on one device. During the installation process, you can download and install all of the third-party apps that you will need to use along with the system itself.
Fedora is using an installer that’s called Anaconda. Like with Ubuntu, installing this operating system is a pretty simple process that will not take too much of your time. However, it should be said that you will spend much less time while installing Ubuntu than this one. The same with other operating systems, you are going to be able to install it through USB or some other unusual way than just plain CD/DVD installation. Our verdict in this round goes to Ubuntu since it is much simpler to install it than Fedora. We are joking about the verdict, but this is the truth.
If you know Linux, they are familiar with its problems with graphic cards and WiFi adapters. It should be pointed out that both Fedora and Ubuntu have the same characteristic. Thankfully, Ubuntu has a card up in the sleeve. You will be able to install all of the unnecessary drivers during the system installation, so it should take care of these problems. On the other side, installing Fedora comes with its share of problems and you will have a somewhat difficult task to perform while installing this one. This system stays true to its open-sourced nature even during the installation process.
Gaming on Linux was always an interesting topic due to its strange nature. The major factor in this field is the installation of the drivers required by your graphics card. Both for AMD and Intel, Ubuntu and Fedora will provide you with a similar set of drivers that you are going to be able to use. But people who have Nvidia GPUs in their machines will have a couple of headaches if they try gaming on one of these systems.
As we said, Ubuntu will provide you with an easier way of installing these drivers and the process will be completed in a matter of seconds. On the other hand, Fedora will make it much harder for you to complete this. You need to be pretty careful with Fedora because one small mistake could turn the system into unbootable and you will need to reinstall the system all over again. One more factor that favors Ubuntu, in this case, is that all of the steam games are optimizes for this system. Therefore, Ubuntu looks like an obvious choice.
So far, our comparison between Fedora and Ubuntu aimed towards desktop users. However, the discussion is not complete until we talk about servers. It should be said that Ubuntu is not only of the most popular systems among desktop PCs, but it has an exceptional server side. If you are perfectly aware of how things go with a desktop version, you will probably have no problems with using the server edition. Fedora is also a system that has its own server edition, which is used by many people. However, it is prone to changes since its server is updated every 9 months. So, you need to be prepared for that. When you have a certain level of Fedora, you will be able to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux.