[Ilugc] how to uninstall fedora 9 ?
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun May 31 11:53:38 IST 2009
On 05/30/2009 02:36 AM, pavithran wrote:
> Undoubtedly it's the users choice to keep or remove his desktop . I would
> really love to see the same lines in RHEL which is for corporates who want
> treatment for removing RHEL* or stuff like that .
What does RHEL documentation have anything to do with Fedora? These are
two different but related distributions with different people working on
them. If you want to write documentation for any particular
distribution, feel free to do it.
> How could fedora project justify wasting it's documentation time and space
> writing for windows?
I am sure I can show you enormous amount of documentation for any major
distribution that deals with dual booting or interoperating with Windows
in various ways. That's where the majority of desktop users are
currently and hence dealing with a way with work between heterogeneous
systems is a obvious need.
> Fedora as a community should encourage and explain the need of GNU/Linux not
> say that "Linux isn't everyone's cup of tea" .. why don't you use the lines
> before installation in some disclaimer or fedora license agreement :P
Fedora explains what it is suitable for in the overview and doesn't
claim it is suitable for everybody. Are you unable to accept that Linux
may not suitable for everyone? The standard disclaimers in the free and
open source licenses already state this obvious fact so there is no need
to repeat it in the "license agreement" not to mention that there is no
such license agreement for Fedora.
> There is something called priority .. when I see a complete documentation
> with step by step documentation .. I was curious .. was there such a
> complete documentation for every package fedora ships ?
The Fedora wiki on uninstalling it was written in response to
You seem to think that a community is monolithic entity that works on
the same direction all the time. In reality, even with shared interests,
volunteers work on what interests them.
> Everyone in this LUG or any LUG knows how much Ubuntu has eaten the share of
> RH based distro's . There might be many reasons package management ,single
> cd working solution and shipping cds for free .
You did make a claim that RPM is passe. Instead of clarifying why, now
you seem to add a number of other unrelated things. Just so that you
know, Fedora offers a choice of installable live cd's of GNOME, KDE and
Xfce. It also offers a regular installation CD set or DVD image. This
is for x86, x86_64 and PPC systems and free media has been send all over
the world as well.
> Sorry didn't know about moblin . Why did they shift ?
> With big bosses like Intel novel maybe they prefer it .
> Anyways as far as I know Ubuntu rules the netbook market :P
Reality check: most netbooks continue to ship with Windows out of the
box. Acer Aspire btw ships with a Fedora derivative out of the box.
> Finally I would say is fedora is a great distro,the community is great but
> have to improve and definitely should not focus on petty issues like
> "uninstall to install windows "
This whole thread started because a user wanted to do exactly that.
Instead of dismissing real user needs as petty, Fedora chooses to
fullfill them. Blind advocacy isn't going to be useful.
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