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Fedora is the new Ubuntu, or to be more precise, as Ubuntu has become slow and bloated, Fedora has filled the void. Linux suffers from probably the poorest marketing imaginable, and is flat out intimidating to say the least. It sits at the intersection of the hard-core Arch community with their rolling updates - which often break - and Ubuntu - which is often months behind. Newcomers don't want to be inundated with options and opinions on everything from the Graphical User Interface to the package manager. Fedora gets the balance just right by staying up-to-date but stable.