RE: Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu?
No, it can't. They are still a Lindows wannabee. Failure to install standard tools is symptomatic of an enormous problem. Someone asked in a previous Tech-Rep post which direction should Linux go. The answer is all directions!! But to be a major player you must not ignore the most common usages otherwise you lose market share, usability, and future happiness. Those uses are web development, writing, playing multimedia, and communication. Are they installing on all those pesky platforms that people complained about? like common Walmart WIFI brands or widescreen TV's, no! Have they installed the tools that most schools would need for classroom use for writing, web development, or program development? No. Have they built up single user friendly interface for editing code, printer settings, monitor control, keyboard diagnostics, cameras, laptops, etc., hmm. You get the picture. You want to start, start with a simple state of the art text editor with standard keystroke conventions, no more 1980's wordstar yank and block commands, there are a hundred projects on SourceForge that would be better editors than EMACs, VIM, or whatever. For example, you could adapt and use Python's IDLE editor, or cajole Textpad into making its system avail. it's already code integrated, cross platform, unicode capable, and uses std. keyboard commands.
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