@downey I don't think you should :) Fedora feels way more modern then debian :)
@downey Both are excellent experiences, although I have to advocate for Debian (specifically Testing since I like up-to-date packages) over Fedora due to some bad experiences I've had personally. Apt is often the first pm people will package for and the support for Debian/Debian based distros is beyond pretty much anything other than Arch.
Fedora has a massive package repository (Debian's may or may not be a bit bigger, but Fedora's is close enough, regardless) and a huge, global community as well. Those are more points of parity, than an advantage for Debian. 😁
@michelamarie @downey Definitely both have excellent package repositories of their own, and Fedora exceeds stock Debian for certain things. I'm thinking more of third party software. In my personal experience, I find more software available as a .deb than a .rpm. I would say only Arch linux exceeds this with the AUR.
Don't get me wrong, I love and use all three 😃
As for me, the only application I've come across where I couldn't find an official package for something (by the software authors or the distribution authors) I needed in the last few years was for Signal.
Everything else I've needed a package for on the desktop or server was readily available. Of course, every situation is a bit different, so it's not a guarantee.
BTW: I like Debian as well. 😊
Just a word of warning about Debian Testing:
Debian itself advices against Debian testing when security is something you care about.
@downey Really depends on why you want to switch.
The amount of work depends on how much config you'll have to move over.
@alephnull Pretty lightweight desktop use. Mostly web & communications tools, etc. So I don't feel like there'd be much config to worry about.
I see no great difference between Fedora and Debian in that context. Unless there is a DE that you want to use that is only in Debian.
@downey I wouldn't.
#Fedora has all the latest stuff and is *still* rock solid. The incredibly smooth upgrade process is also hard to beat.
I use the #KDE spin, which is highly refined, stable, configurable, and beautiful. I love Fedora, and have never looked back since I switched to it on my desktop some years ago. I'm assuming you were talking about your desktop when you asked about this.
I used Ubuntu for quite a long time before I switched to Fedora, & it broke a lot.
@downey Go for it :)
No worries, we will welcome you again, if you notice the other side is less fun.
Just make sure you keep your system safe, you run without SELinux over there 😉
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