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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For me has been easy
by pasha on Wed 12th Nov 2003 22:22 UTC

Hi, I wanted to tell you my experience with Fedora.
I am no geek. I simply used what comes with the distro (plus what's missing....)
I used RH9, took my Toshiba TECRA 8200 and fresh installed FC-1. After that I have gone to Macromedia site and downloaded the shockwave/flash plugin for Linux. When prompted I told the installer to install in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins and all went fine. With Java (read Mozilla 1.4.1 release notes) I knew that only gcc32 java plugin would work. For Mp3 I got what I needed from freshrpms.net and so I did for ogle (DVD Player) and Xine+totem. 15 minutes after the end of installation I had a system to fulfill my needs : Office, Browsing, Internet Content (not MS ...) It was a Personal Desktop install. The only disappointment was when I discovered the bug in redhat-config-packages. Filed the bug on bugzilla and 4 hours later I had the patch.
Easy, fast, polished. I am happy with that, it seemed even a little bit more speedy and smooth.
Good work.
I have to say that if a lot of people had a different experience with Fedora, this means that not everything is in the right place and more work needs to be done in the core libraries install and hardware detection phase. We know that XP installs fine on (almost) every hardware but I would keep OS X out of the game, because installs on hardware it was written for. Apple is good, but developing software for a hardware you build is a sort of cheating... On the other side, it's very hard to make an OS that should install on Intel/AMD with a lot of different chipsets/pci cards around.... Even Windows often has troubles with that.

- Regards
- Pasha