Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 19:44 UTC, submitted by Ki Mun
Fedora Core Lunapark reviews Fedora Core 5, and concludes: "I would only recommend FC5 to people who do not own Nvidia video cards or do not mind tweaking a lot default settings to get things working. Otherwise stay with what you are using and wait for SUSE 10.1 or Ubuntu's Dapper. But if you do stick with FC 5 and get past the quirks, it is quite impressive and I am already eagerly awaiting FC 6."
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Why Ubuntu rocks
by mlopes on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:16 UTC
mlopes
Member since:
2005-07-18

Here's one major advantage I find while using Debian-based distributions (like Ubuntu): updating it. My sister uses SuSE, like I did long time ago, and updating it requires 5 CD's or a DVD. Same applies to Fedora Core.

While on Ubuntu, here's what I've got to do (well, almost) in order to get my system upgraded from Breezy to Dapper Drake:

$ apt-get dist-upgrade

...and wait. Bullet-proof process..

Bottomline: if your concerns are about maintaining a system, Ubuntu is for you.

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RE: Why Ubuntu rocks
by Flatline on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:20 in reply to "Why Ubuntu rocks"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

And in SuSE you could do something similar...I've had luck before with simply adding the new version's repository as an installation source for YaST, then telling it to update any packages if they have newer versions.

Of course, you have better luck with some releases than with others...one of my (very) few gripes with SuSE and YaST is that you have to manually tell it how to resolve dependencies, whereas with Debian-based distros in general that is done for you.

I don't mind downoading the ISO's anyway...I'm paying for the bandwidth already ;-)

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RE: Why Ubuntu rocks
by amigascne on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:41 in reply to "Why Ubuntu rocks"
amigascne Member since:
2006-01-26

Fedora can do essentially the same thing.. I have gone from Core 2 -> Core 3 -> Core 4 using essentially this process:

1.) rpm -U fedora-release
2.) yum update kernel
3.) reboot
4.) yum -y upgrade

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RE[2]: Why Ubuntu rocks
by dark child on Tue 21st Mar 2006 23:35 in reply to "RE: Why Ubuntu rocks"
dark child Member since:
2005-12-09

Fedora can do essentially the same thing.. I have gone from Core 2 -> Core 3 -> Core 4 using essentially this process:

1.) rpm -U fedora-release
2.) yum update kernel
3.) reboot
4.) yum -y upgrade

You don't even need to do so many steps since YUM installs a new kernel(if you have not disabled this yourself).

1.) rpm -Uvh fedora-release
2.) yum upgrade

I updated to the stable release from the test versions using this method. Thats how I upgrade CentOS as well. When I used Mandriva as my main distro I use to upgrade with urpmi instead of using discs.

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RE: Why Ubuntu rocks
by Hawley on Tue 21st Mar 2006 22:06 in reply to "Why Ubuntu rocks"
Hawley Member since:
2006-03-21

you only need the first 2 ISO's to install fedora core 5 (and 4, not sure about 3). you can then install the rest via YUM

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RE: Why Ubuntu rocks
by nordickiwi on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 18:31 in reply to "Why Ubuntu rocks"
nordickiwi Member since:
2006-03-22

# apt-get dist-upgrade works fine on FC1,2,3,4 as well , havn't tried it on FC5 yet but yum update did a good job today...only 5 updates to get mind you. ;)

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RE[2]: Why Ubuntu rocks
by Finalzone on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 18:39 in reply to "RE: Why Ubuntu rocks"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

apt4rpm is dead. The creator moved to Smart package manager.

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