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Difference between Fedora and Debian


Fedora is an open-source Linux based operating system. It has a huge worldwide community that is supported and directed by Red Hat. It is very powerful as compared to other Linux based operating systems. It is a full-featured operating system and freely available for everyone. It was introduced in September 2003 and In earlier days it was known as Fedora Core. Fedora connects the remote hosts and networks to each other with the help of IPsec. In order to maintain mutual authentication and secure connections between connecting systems, it uses the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) which makes it more secure and robust.

Debian is also a Linux kernel-based, popular and freely-available operating system. It is a part of GNU project that provides the program components to Debian. This operating system is made for the general purpose of the users. Debian has a very vast set of libraries, it comes with over 60000 preinstall packages, which makes it more user friendly and work efficiently. It is used by a wide range of large and small organisations, as well as many thousands of individuals.

Difference between Fedora and Debian:

Fedora is geared towards developers and system administrators.Debian is intended mostly for desktop users and workstation users.
Fedora includes less than 20000 packages.Debian comes with over 60000 packages.
Fedora is less user friendly than Debian.Debian is one of the popular distributions available.
The hardware support is not good as Debian.Debian has an excellent hardware support.
Fedora is stable but not as much as Debian.Debian is the most stable Linux based operating system.
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