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 - works for me
by Cluge on Thu 13th Nov 2003 07:05 UTC

Running Fedora fine, upgraded from RH9. Piece of cake, but then again, I've been useing linux since there was a distro called craftworks and RH was still pre "4.0" series.

Review - typical of the home end user and probably correct. Those of us a little more knowledgable won't have any problems, or when we do, we can fix them ourselves. YUM is a nice addition - and so far the machine has performed well and hasn't required a reboot (In fact it never has).

Since debian is another "community supported project" and it is very stable and useable. I don't foresee fedora as having any more issues than debian, or slackware. Well supported community efforts have put together some very high quality Linux distributions.

Probably a smart thing for the "Fedora" community to do is to create a "bleeding edge/raw hide/don't say we didn't warn you" and a more "mainstream/this will work/the reviewer of this artcile will like it better" version. That way those of us that can handle the quirks that come from being a constant beta tester have something to test, and the community will have a stable release for the rest. The above suggestion will also give redhat an extra layer of testing.