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 is great.
by Mike Jenkins on Thu 13th Nov 2003 17:33 UTC

i just upgraded from redhat 9 by clean install last night. I am very impressed with fedora. i really like using yum to upgrade. i just entered the livna site into yum.conf and all functionality was back for mp3 dvd etc... and way more than i ever had before. samba worked great for me. i really liked the new config interface and i didn't even have to use swat (which i don't like because you have to start a server to use it). boot time was very fast after i disabled all the default servers that i didn't need (i mean who really needs the chinese letter server ;) except if you are chinese). i use a dual monitor and i didn't even need the special config rpms from matrox to use it now.

the only problem i agree with the reviewer on is rpm locking. while using yum i got locked up a few times and this is a problem which needs to be fixed.