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Fedora Core It's been about 2.5 years since the first release of Fedora Core. And boy has it come long way! The new version of Fedora Core (FC) is featuring a number of goodies and performance enhancements as we describe below (and yes, it even includes a new logo).
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COns can be pros.
by kensai on Sun 26th Mar 2006 11:57 UTC
kensai
Member since:
2005-12-27

"- A pain to install non-free stuff manually"
Thats why Stanton Finley is such a great guy it is so easy to just copy and paste his instructions just google for Stanton Finleys FC5 installation notes.
"- No iMovie/iDVD-style applications"
Video Lan Client is available in extras repo, Stanton Finley give more in deps on this and getting all supported formats to play on FC.
"- No Gnome menu editor included"
Alacarte is in core repo it even is custumied with fedora icon so it is the approved menu editor of gnome, and I can say it is the best menu editor yet for gnome.

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RE: COns can be pros.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 12:22 in reply to "COns can be pros."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"- No iMovie/iDVD-style applications"
Video Lan Client is available in extras repo, Stanton Finley give more in deps on this and getting all supported formats to play on FC.


VLC has nothing to do with iMovie/iDVD. iMovie and iDVD let's you CREATE movies/DVDs, not just play them.

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RE: COns can be pros.
by dumbkiwi on Sun 26th Mar 2006 19:07 in reply to "COns can be pros."
dumbkiwi Member since:
2006-01-02

I've never understood people's slavish addiction to iMovie and iDVD. Personally I find these applications to rigid in their approach, and they don't allow sufficient flexibility. Furthermore, I've never got iDVD to actually render a DVD. It always hangs part way through the process. The final killer for me is that the quality of the output when compared to both kino and mainactor v5 is just not that good. I find the quality much better on the linux apps.

Kino may be a little quirky to use, but it has some very flexible output options. Mainactor is much more traditional in terms of its interface, and is very flexible and powerful. Also the speed of its conversion from dv to mpeg2 is fantastic.

Anyway just some thoughts based on my experiences of video editing on linux and mac.

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RE[2]: COns can be pros.
by Eugenia on Sun 26th Mar 2006 19:10 in reply to "RE: COns can be pros."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>to rigid in their approach, and they don't allow sufficient flexibility.

They are just fine for basic HOME usage. If someone wanted something more powerful, Apple already offers three other, expensive, products. But people love iMovie/iDvd exactly because they are easy to use and does all the basic things very easily.

Kino is a mix-n-mash of things, others too. Except Diva on Linux (which is still an alpha), nothing comes close to Apple's *home* multimedia offerings, at least in terms of usability. Pitivi is not as usable either.

Edited 2006-03-26 19:18

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RE: COns can be pros.
by jjmckay on Mon 27th Mar 2006 02:47 in reply to "COns can be pros."
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

kensai even though you were modded down I felt that your pointer to Stanton Finleys' FC5 install notes was very helpful. Thanks! Here is the direct link:

http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html

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