Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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Yep, agreed
by LinuxBuddy on Wed 12th Nov 2003 20:45 UTC

Yes, I just installed Fedora myself and have had a few problems. In general, thinks are working okay, but it definitely isn't as polished as RH9 was.

My first attempt at Fedora was to try to "upgrade" my RH9 installation. Fedora warned that it would do its best but that some RPMs weren't the original versions. I went for it anyway. That installation generally worked, but had some problems with various little things (like my desktop was pretty screwed up, OOo had problems starting up, and some system utility applets didn't work quite correctly).

Anyway, I decided to wipe clean and go for it again. That seemed to work a little better.

But I'm still having problems getting RHN to work correctly. And this on a clean install. I don't get it.

So yes, in general, I agree with Eugenia. Unless there is something you know that Fedora will do for you, I'd stick with RH9 until they get the kinks worked out.