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2016-10-23 00:56:12 -0600 commented answer What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

Thanks. Are you aware of any way to backup the dnf cache of rpms to a personal repository (the way its possible on Ubuntu to create repo out of /var/cache/apt/*.deb files)? Or do I have to create a separate question for that?

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2016-10-21 01:36:29 -0600 asked a question What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

A lot of people have stuck with Ubuntu (myself included) from the good old days when their driver support was excellent and Fedora's was not so good.

But presently in 2016, I guess that Fedora should have improved the driver support too. In any case, hardware support isn't a very big issue for me right now as I'm a freelance web developer and all I need is an OS to run on my Dell Laptop. But I feel that I'm stuck so much with the Ubuntu way of doing things (sudo apt-get, Dash screen to look for any apps, nice Ambiance theme and left launcher bar, etc.)

I need a very strong motivation to try out Fedora and what can that be?

I think one motivation could be the DevOps side. I haven't done any actual DevOps project, but suppose if I get one, which skill is more suited as a server side? From what I know, Amazon AWS instances have CentOS by default and so do Digital Ocean, so does that mean Fedora (yum/dnf) is a more useful to know to get into server side of things?

Please provide me the motivation/inspiration that I'm looking for switching from Ubuntu to Fedora!

2014-06-21 03:04:58 -0600 answered a question ping from host to guest Fedora20 host only network virtualbox

First of all, make sure you have setup the Firewall host-to-guest network properly. The default scheme is NAT which doesn't allow a host to access the guest directly. It only allows a guest to access the host's internet connection through network address translation. You will have to setup something like Host-only networking setup ( ). This will create a virtual nic (typically vbox0 with an ip-address 10.x.x.1), so that your host is able to ping and ssh the fedora box and both boxes can talk to each other.

On fedora, firewall allows the ssh service by default. But still, you can make sure by opening fedora firewall and making sure that ssh port is open on the public zone (or whatever zone your vbox0 nic falls in).

2014-06-21 02:54:28 -0600 commented question What is the best way to configure the fedora17 firewall?

If you happen to know iptables commands well, the best way is to handle it manually by writing iptables scripts. You can get rid of the default fedora firewall and create your own script consisting of commands such as: iptables -A INPUT -i ppp0 -p tcp --dport 1024:1050 -j ACCEPT #ftp-passive I used to to the same when I had ubuntu. But since I'm on Fedora, I don't even bother to do that. The default firewall does the same thing for you through a GUI where you can specify which incoming ports you want to allow/block based on zones.