Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 17:28 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
Fedora Core "It is time yet again where the next Fedora Core installment (this time, Core 6) begins to grab the attention of red-hat-wearing penguins and other GNU/Linux enthusiasts. Yesterday was the inaugural test release of Fedora Core 6, which is targeted at die-hard Fedorians, and any other users wishing to get a glimpse at what Fedora Core 6 will hold in store." Read more here.
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RE[3]: Fedora Core 6
by siimo on Sat 24th Jun 2006 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fedora Core 6"
siimo
Member since:
2006-06-22

it is not as bad as you are making it out to be though I agree they could be a little more proactive with community reported bugs etc.

FC5 is very usable and clean distro and i hope FC6 will be better!

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RE[4]: Fedora Core 6
by Finalzone on Sat 24th Jun 2006 03:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Fedora Core 6"
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2005-07-06

it is not as bad as you are making it out to be though I agree they could be a little more proactive with community reported bugs etc.

A project to sort bugs on bugzilla is available on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers. The responsible for this project Rahul who also posts here is back.

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RE[4]: Fedora Core 6
by sbergman27 on Sat 24th Jun 2006 13:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Fedora Core 6"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""it is not as bad as you are making it out to be though I agree they could be a little more proactive with community reported bugs etc.

FC5 is very usable and clean distro and i hope FC6 will be better!"""



The ati driver won't go past 640x480 resolution and there is no work around. I don't find the 640x480 FC5 desktop to be particularly usable. It's been 3 months. There has been no interest or progress on the developers' part. And you are telling me it is not as bad as I make it out to be?

I think what you really mean is that a "works for me" QA policy is satisfactory.

Happily, I have found that the Linux desktop has reached a stage at which one no longer needs to be bleeding edge to have the features they need. CentOS 4.3, which has packages more or less equivalent to FC3, is wonderfully functional and stable.

In all fairness, RedHat does advertise FC as being for hobbyists, etc. I let myself be fooled by RedHat employees' postings on the mailing lists indicating that they felt that FC was "production quality".

As someone who has used RH or FC since 4.2 on my own machines, and since 6.0 on my customers' machines, my perception is that FC *used to be* at least close to production quality, but that condition has deteriorated.

At any rate, for those like me who like RH style distros, CentOS is an excelent alternative. So I guess all's well that ends well.

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