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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Fedora Core 1 is the best distro I've used
by Josh P on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:50 UTC

I've used ASP Linux, RH 8, RH 9, MDK 9.0, MDK 9.1, SuSE 8.2... I've only had Fedora Core 1 on my computer for 36 hours but I've had the chance to do two installs and an upgrade install from RH 9.

Fedora has a few bugs, but with very little effort (apt-get / Synaptic) I was able to do a lot of things that were broken in Red Hat 9. Fedora's Samba browsed my network in Nautilus as soon as I logged into Gnome 2.4, which looks a lot more polished than 2.2. I grabbed MPlayer and Xine in Synaptic and they worked - which they didn't in Red Hat 8 or 9.

I can't stress enough how fast and easy everything is with Synaptic. I noticed a lot of you complained about dependency issues. I didn't think Fedora had more dependency issues than most other RPM distros I've used.

A couple bugs... in gnome the panel applet command line doesn't work. You can't type in the field, so I'm looking forward to an update for that. Also GKrellm has shown my CPU useage spike for one or two 10 minute periods, although my Athlon T-Bird 1.2 system didn't feel like it was under load. My system does feel slightly more responsive than it did with Red Hat 9 (Red Hat 8 felt very sluggish). I was happy to see it load an Athlon optimized kernel in the install.

So far this is the distro that, with the exception of a couple patchable bugs, everything has just worked. I would consider swapping this for any other RPM-based distro out right now a serious downgrade.