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PC World: Trying on a New Hat

May 01, 2004, 04:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

"I got a ton of e-mail responding to my last column, the second update on my 'Linux for Grandma' project. Dozens of messages suggested that I download Fedora Core, the community-based distribution spearheaded by Red Hat, whose commercial products now focus solely on enterprise users.

"I have to admit that I'd been reluctant to give Fedora a try. I was unconvinced that an active and loyal community would grow up around it, and also feared that Red Hat's enterprise focus would color the Fedora Project's work, distracting it from improvements that matter to nonenterprise users..."

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