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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My impressions of FC1
by Maynard on Thu 13th Nov 2003 04:09 UTC

I think some variables are not in Redhat's hands though. Rhythmbox does have issues, at least, the version they shipped. A new one came out which fixes the issues most people complain most about. Flies with my 4600 song collection now.

For mp3 I nstalled libmad, mad and gstreamer-mad. I have mplayer for movies, although I prefer to use gstreamer-player. Have to get a proper set of gstreamer packages for that, or make my own.

I have learnt to live well with rpm. I used to do the ./configure; make; make install thing, but I hate having to follow apps to uninstall. Now I just use rpm. whether it be by checkinstall or by properly building the rpms from spec files. It help the system be more manageable.

I do not mind too much about bot time. It is not much slower, if at all than Windows XP on the same machine when booting.