Difference Between Fedora and Ubuntu

Fedora is an operating system that was developed by Fedora Project, and it is community-based. It belongs to the family of Linux companies and is just like Unix only.

Ubuntu is also free and open-source software, and it is a part of the Linux family. It was developed by Debian company which is a community-based project.

Comparison Table Between Fedora and Ubuntu

Parameters of ComparisonFedoraUbuntu
Package managerRPM, DNF, Flatpak, OSTree etc.APT, DEB, Click packages, dpkg, Snap etc
Developed byRedHat, IBM etc.Canonical Ltd.
ForumHas 1 forum.Has 2 forums.

What is Fedora?

Fedora Operating system is known to focus on newer technologies, innovation etc. It works closely with the Linux family.

Fedora uses security Linux which by default implements a lot of security policies, access control, complier features like PIE (position independent executable) and hardening wrapper.

Architectures that are supported by Fedora are x86-64 and ARM-hfp. The name of Fedora has been derived from Fedora Linux.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu was developed by Debian, and it comprises Linux servers. It releases its newer version every six months, and it is available for free for 9 months.

Ubuntu consists of a wide range of software with preinstallation like Sudoko, Chess LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission etc.

Ubuntu aims at providing security to its users with low privileges and prevents them from corrupting files. It also contains packages that use GCC features like PIE and buffer overflow protection to harden its software.

Main Differences Between Fedora and Ubuntu

  1. Fedora has one forum for discussion i.e. ask.fedoraproject.org. Ubuntu has two forums for discussion askubuntu.com and ubuntuforums.org. 
  2. Fedora uses an Anaconda installer. While Ubuntu uses a Ubiquity installer.
Difference Between Fedora and Ubuntu


Both Fedora and Ubuntu belong to the family of Linux companies. Both are community projects. Ubuntu is the most common operating system which is used in desktops, PCs, and laptops.

Fedora is least popular than Ubuntu and comes at 4th place. Both release their newer version every 6 months. Ubuntu software supports for 18 months while Fedora software has a short life i.e. 13 months.

Both are operating systems, and their performance of desktop distribution is excellent. Both have their unique feature and ecosystem.


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