Comparison of Fedora, Debian and openSUSE
(PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Threehosts.com compares the top Linux Operating Systems, including Fedora, Debian and openSUSE. The detailed comparison is available at http://www.threehosts.com/ratings/comparison-software/linux-vs-ubuntu-vs-centos-fedora-vs-debian-vs-red-hat-vs-open-suse-vs-mint.html.
Fedora focuses on including cutting-edge software. They continually update to newer software packages. Since Fedora's priorities tend to lean towards enterprise features, rather than server usability; some bleeding edge features occasionally alienate some users. On the other hand, since Fedora is not as popular as Ubuntu and CentOS, it may sometimes be harder to find what app users are looking for. They will be stuck building from source instead of just installing it from the repositories. Building from source isn't all that hard, but it won't allow users to automatically update that program. Fedora is recommended for advanced Linux administrators.
Debian is a "rolling" distribution which doesn't jump from release to release and its packages are continuously updated. With a moving base of packages, each new change can potentially introduce problems with the other packages. It can be quite stable, as users are quick to report broken features and developers are quick to fix them. Overall, Debian provides an "unstable" repository. It is a usable and responsive distribution, but it isn’t one we’d recommend for complete beginners.
openSUSE package management is slower than Debian-based APT. It is rather bug-free and comes with a rich selection of programs. openSUSE is a little more difficult to setup by newbies.
A Linux distribution is an operating system built on top of the Linux kernel. Well-known Linux distributions include Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, OpenSuse, Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora. There are some tools available to help people select an appropriate distribution. The diversity of Linux distributions is due to technical, organizational, and philosophical variation among vendors and users.