my name is Marius Schwarz and i'm head of evolution hosting, a german hosting company with a Fedora foundation.
Due to it's great developer and maintainer base, Fedora is our favorite hosting plattform. We get an environment with up-to-date program releases, which is simple to maintain. This is important in a fast changing webhosting world, where php is driving it's releases at light speed and with it, all the big products like Typo3 , Wordpress and Joomla. If you wanne win this race, you have to use Fedora.
The constant changes to the system improves our products on a level, where we have to keep them systemnear to get the best out of the services used and blackboxed at the same time. This prevents big mistakes and sloopiness on our code basis.
A big thanks to all who made this possible inside the Fedora world.
some months ago I switched from (Open-)Suse to Fedora on my workstation and we introduced RH on our servers at work. Recently upgraded to F13 (it was a pleasure....unbelievable easy going) and an active Fedora-Translator (German).
Looking forward to some knowledge exchange with you....
I'm an end user of Fedora since I bought -- yes I bought it -- my first Fedora copy that was included in a book. I'd worked with Red Hat at work and was looking to change over my home network to an Open Source Linux environment. Since I was aware of the RPM environment, thought I'd take a chance with Fedora (note: it wasn't "Fedora 1", not sure if they weren't expecting other versions from being released or if "Fedora 1" just sounded too immature).
For the past 16 years I've been in the IT industry with Compaq and HP (server divisions) and am now running a worldwide operations for a non-profit.
I'm now running F11 at home on my server, laptop and 2 desktops for the family. Couldn't be happier with my experience.
Since it was the online community that's helped me so much in working through the bugs and growing pains, I need to pay back what I've received and a little more; to make the Internet a better place.