Originally Posted by techxi
I've been told that its "bleeding edge" so things don't have to work properly under many circumstances.
The question still begs to be asked though, why would anyone move to Fedora if basic things dont work in on OS version, before immediately moving to the next which is totally rewritten and introduces a new host of problems on previous ones which were not fixed?
The response to this has been "move to another distribution". Well Redhat is legally obligated to offer Linux to the community, in exchange for being able to sell RH enterprise edition for money.
Well, the difference is, most Fedora users, know how to "fix" the issues them selves, where as certain other distribution users, panic and go crying if anything breaks
Reason Fedora users know how to fix them, is mostly because, well, they got used to it
Redhat does not *have* to provide Fedora, under the GPL, they only thing they have to do is provide sources to customers at their request. However, Redhat choose to provide their RHEL sources publicly (And thus we get stuff like CentOS). They actually don't need to though.
They could easily turn around and say "If you are a paying customer, we will give you the sources, if not, we won't"
Redhat use Fedora, as a test-os, so it's going to be buggy. A lot of issues are normally configuration problems, others, are simply broken. As long as an issue is put in the Bugzilla, it should get fixed (Eventually)
As for Fedora not being usable, that's simply wrong, My Fedora 12, runs perfectly, has a few hiccups here and there, but easily fixed