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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The nvidia problems
by unoengborg on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:17 UTC
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2005-07-06

are due to a bug, that prevents non free modules to load in the kernel. So I expect people will get similar problems with e.g. commersial modem drivers etc.

According to messages in the fedora mailinglists, this bug is suposed to be fixed in later kernel updates.

I guess this will still leave you at the console after installing from the CD, but at least you will not need to mess around with yum settings to find some repository where a working kernel can be found.

I really think this should have been fixed before they shipped FC5.

Other than that I must say FC5 is a very nice distro, w Gnome 2.14 feels very snappy. Beagle is great, in combination with the deskbar-applet, and the beagle firefox plug-in it feels like you have your information at your fingertips. I only wish that there had been some beagle plugin that could index man pages.

All in all a great distro.

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