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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Well so far I'm very impressed.
by Sandy Pond on Wed 12th Nov 2003 23:56 UTC

<p>Well so far I'm very impressed. And once you setup yum to point to the "legal questionable" repositories you get all of the audio/video tools installed and updated automatically ... including resolving all the dependencies. This is much better that the old up2date.

<p>I see this as a great opportunity for custom repositories. Even Nvidia could set up their drivers in a yum repository so as to ease installation of their proprietary drivers. This may be the future of Desktop Linux.

<p>Next step would be to build a GUI to ease adding repositories to your system or maybe a Mozilla plugin.

<p>Also very impressive is Fedroa's use of BitTorrent, http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/, for downloading. Even though I was getting the ISO at the end of last week, a day after release, BitTorrent kept my connection pinned at 300kBytes/sec. Downloaded all three ISO in a couple of hours.