Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 04:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Erik Huggers, a Microsoft guy at the BBC, takes a look at Fedora 9 as his first Linux desktop and finds it surprisingly good. "I am glad that I got a chance to test drive Fedora and as a result have come to believe in the potential of Linux as a mainstream operating system. As Ashley said in this post last year, the BBC does a lot of work with open standards already - but in the future we plan to do more. We want to make iPlayer work on all operating systems including open source ones like Fedora and I am confident we'll make good progress on this before the end of the year."
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RE: try the alternative installer
by Johann Chua on Sat 28th Jun 2008 10:12 UTC in reply to "try the alternative installer"
Johann Chua
Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, for some reason Flash seems buggier on Fedora. I installed the RPM from Adobe, seemed to be fine, except there's no sound. Might have to do with some Pulse Audio setting.

Maybe the next time I buy computer with Linux I'll actually use the pre-installed distro. Probably the Acer Aspire One once it's available locally.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

I think Fedora tends to be a little too bleeding edge to the extent of being quite buggy. On Fedora 8 I had no sound at all.

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

You have to install libflashsupport first for sound as detailed in the release notes

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