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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Loving it
by Anonymous on Thu 13th Nov 2003 12:47 UTC

I seem to be having opposite problems. I had a hardrive crash on XP so I bought a new one and found out about Fedora. I have used loads of linux ditros in the past but never considered them desktop ready. This is the first time I have run only Linux and no dual boot.

So far I have had no problems. Installed nicely and most things ran straight out the box (as it were). ONly problems I had were with my ATI card not in 3d acceleration mode, fixed quickly by grabbing ATI's own drivers. I can't seem to get Java working though. OR rather I can't type java at the prompt. ALso I have been using Mozilla 1.5 on XP so I had to remove the 1.4 version and grab 1.5 RPMS (fedora ready) from No problems there.

I am running my business on Fedora now. I now have a decent accounts accounting has been terrible. I also now have a project management tool. As well as OpenOffice which I have been using for about 2 years now on Windoze.

I have also downloaded a demo of Crossover Office. So far I have run MS OFfice 2000, Adobe Photoshop, Internet Explorer 6 installed via internet and Dreamweaver MX. All run perfectly. I am very impressed. Would be more impressed if some of these were native Linux. So I shall be purchasing this. It's not a lot. Works out at about 35.

I am also an avid gamer. So for linux games I have installed Americas Army, Wolfenstein: enemy territory and I also have Neverwinter Nights running. All work perfectly. I have also installed Transgaming's WineX but not impressed so far. But for a couple of quid a month it may be worth it in the end. Only game I can run without 3d is Simcity 4.

I think you have to remember with Linux is you get more than just an operating system. If you were to purchase a computer with Windoze don't forget it will be all setup ready to run on that particular machine. Also you won't get any of the extras. It would cost an absolute fortune for the stuff you get with it. I have installed XP from scratch and I have had my fair share of problems. Network cards being one of them. And then you have to install all your applications seperately.

Equally if you were to purchase a computer with Linux preinstalled I would expect it would work without problems.

I can't run MP3 files either but oh well never mind. Trivial really. They can be converted to OGG files if neccessary. I have already converted some of my cds to ogg. The CD Juicer program is excellent for that. Even names the files and creates subdirectories based on artist and album.

As I said I am having the opposite problems and am loving every moment of it. Very impressed. The icons are much nicer than they used to be. So much more professional.