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Difference between Linux Mint Fedora and Ubuntu.


Dec 21, 2021
  • Fedora and Mint differ from Ubuntu in that they are both community-based projects, while Ubuntu is developed by a company (Canonical).
  • Ubuntu and Mint differ from Fedora in that they are Debian-based: their package manager is APT and their packages follow the DEB (Debian) package format. Fedora is RedHat-based, its package manager is DNF (formerly YUM) and its packages follow the RPM (RedHat Package Manager) package format.
  • They all differ in the default Desktop Environment: MATE or Cinnamon for Mint, Unity for Ubuntu, and Gnome for Fedora. But all of these environments (and others) can be installed on any of them.
  • The oldest is Fedora (released 2003), followed by Ubuntu (released 2004), then Mint (released 2006).
  • Their philosophies differ: Ubuntu’s philosophy is to provide a user-friendly OS. Mint’s philosophy is to provide a more “sight” or “elegant” OS. Fedora’s philosophy is to provide a rolling (or continuously developing) release.

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Fedora is a robust operating system based on the Linux kernel that is freely available. It is an open-source distributed software that has a global community behind it. Fedora Core was its original name.
Linux Mint distribution is a community-based system. Whereas, Fedora distribution is a community-based system supported by RHEL. And Ubuntu distribution is a company-based system distributed by Canonical LTD.

Something that plays more now is Snap vs Flatpak.
Mint and Fedora support Flatpak.
And Ubuntu is behind Snap.
I would say that Ubuntu is currently one of the worst Linux systems for several reasons.

The open source systems that in my experience are currently the most qualitative:

Nobara Project, Void Linux, Mint, Artix Linux, MX Linux, NetBSD, Devuan, NixOS, FreeBSD and Clear Linux
Linux Mint, Fedora, and Ubuntu are all popular Linux distributions, but they differ in terms of their target audience and approach to software management.

Linux Mint is designed to be a user-friendly and intuitive operating system for beginners and those who prefer a traditional desktop experience. It comes with a variety of pre-installed applications and a customizable desktop environment that aims to make computing more comfortable for users.

Fedora, on the other hand, is a more cutting-edge distribution that focuses on innovation and technology. It's aimed at developers, system administrators, and power users who want the latest software and features available. Fedora is known for its rapid release cycle and commitment to open-source software.

Ubuntu is a versatile distribution that caters to both beginners and advanced users. It's known for its ease of use, extensive documentation, and wide range of software available through its official repositories. Ubuntu also offers long-term support (LTS) releases for those who prefer stability over the latest features.
Fedora, on the other hand, is a more cutting-edge distribution that focuses on innovation and technology.
Fedora is very similar in this regard as Ubuntu 6-month releases.

Mint and Ubuntu are very similar systems, mainly with a different default DE and the fact that Mint has some of its own apps and does not want to be dependent on Snap packages.

Fedora is rolling release and uses RPM. In most regards Fedora is less modern and less polished than openSUSE Tumbleweed.

The thing with Ubuntu and Fedora is that, despite popular belief, these systems can have more bugs and problems than the operating systems below.

mageia -- Download Mageia 9
PCLinuxOS -- KDE Desktop » PCLinuxOS
FreeBSD -- The FreeBSD Project
Alpine Linux -- index | Alpine Linux
ROSA Fresh Desktop -- Загрузки
Gentoo -- Welcome – Gentoo Linux
OpenMandriva -- OpenMandriva - Here comes OpenMandriva ROME
Clear Linux -- Downloads
EndeavourOS -- EndeavourOS
OpenBSD -- OpenBSD
ALT Linux -- Regular - ALT Linux Wiki
openSUSE -- The makers' choice for sysadmins, developers and desktop users.
Void Linux -- https://voidlinux.org/download/
GhostBSD -- https://ghostbsd.org/
Artix Linux -- https://artixlinux.org/download.php