Fedora is excellent for test-lab/R&D deployment
July 12, 2021

Fedora is excellent for test-lab/R&D deployment

Tom Kunz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

Fedora CoreOS

Overall Satisfaction with Fedora Linux

We have had Fedora [Linux] in testing for a while, and done some limited deployments. It's not our first-choice system, but it is definitely something we have used for certain applications and systems.
  • Better cutting-edge software packages than RHEL/CentOS
  • Better for an R&D platform than other systems
  • Combines the stability of RHEL/CentOS-style systems with more experimental software
  • Stability. It's good, but it's not anything like CentOS for stability
  • End-user usability. It has a few glaring holes here and there with UI/UX
  • R&D and experimental software. Our lab guys love it
  • It plays well with CentOS, and has many package similarities we use
  • It's been mostly positive. We don't spend a lot on R&D stuff, but Fedora [Linux] gives us a chance to gauge where we are at in comparison to where technology is headed
We are an all-CentOS-shop, but we've done a number of things with Ubuntu and Fedora. Most of the production CentOS machines are only there because prior to that Fedora helped to blaze the trail to get there. It's been a very good platform for testing our new ideas. Ubuntu is similarly positioned in our organization, but Fedora stacks up well in our environment.

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For experimental use, test lab situations, or very special-purpose tasks, Fedora [Linux] is an excellent choice. We are almost exclusively a CentOS shop for our production stuff, but in labs, we take more risks with things like Ubuntu or Fedora. It's not as appropriate as CentOS for production level endeavors, but it lets us know "this is where we could be going" when we engage in r&d tasks.