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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reviewer did stupid things... then blamed red hat?
by anonymous on Thu 13th Nov 2003 01:48 UTC

Trying to install RH8/RH9 packages in Fedora, and then blaming Red Hat for poor QA? That takes the cake.

C'mon. This is version 1.0 of a new release -- and anyone with even journeyman knowledge of Red Hat can overcome the problems that stymied this reviewer... excepting of course the ones she made for herself!

Gaim CVS builds perfectly on my FC1.0 system, and Flash installed perfectly... of course, I didn't try to install from RPMs. And if you can't build an RPM from a src.rpm, what exactly are you doing running 1.0 of ANYTHING?

Comparing Linux distros to Windows or OSX is perfectly fair, but let's just remember you get what you pay for. If you want something that runs perfectly out of the box, take a look at RHEL-WS. It's cheaper than Windows or OSX.