Linked by Christian Paratschek on Mon 13th Sep 2004 19:48 UTC
Fedora Core This article is kind of a follow-up to my first Fedora Core 2 review, published on OSNews in May. Most of the reviews are published shortly after the release of a distribution, and there's always someone who complains that one cannot really "review" a distribution after only a few days of actually working with it.
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by Christoph on Tue 14th Sep 2004 07:55 UTC

Mmh, I miss some (Ximian & RedHat edition) related problems.

a) CPU load and flickering

b) Font problems
I'm not able to set up Windows Core fonts on my gilfriends computer (Gnome=OK, OOo=not existent). The installation wizard for additional fonts was removed from this OOo version.
On my system there is no problem.

c) Printing
It is (in the meantime) resolved bug that you can not call the preferences dialog for your printer in OpenOffice.

Another thing: I'm not really sure if this is a OpenOffice related problem. But I think there are some problems with semi-complex documents, I'm not able to print them, mostly postscript related errors. The other printing stuff in Gnome runs well (if I focus on basic printing).

d) WHY oh why is there only help in english available? (If I am wrong, please correct me). Another fact is that the icons in the help (original OOo style) do not match the icons on the screen. In general some parts of the help do not match the Ximian edition of OOo.

e) It's lame to start. There is no quickstarter to preload it to memory.

f) Minor problems

BUT: It looks nice with the new icons ;)



I have a good Postscript capable printer with duplex unit and some more goodies. It's connected to a HP print server (IPP). Its not quite easy to set it up and to use it. But this seems mostly a Gnome related problem (printing dialogs, ...). PDF printing seems not to work for me (there seem to be some missing libraries). And so on...

Conlusion: FC2 works for me. But if we consider that FC2 is developed for the working environment (because of the lacking multimedia stuff), it should work. Even the productivity suite.

Have a nice day,