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Old 02-16-2005, 06:30 AM   #1
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Cool Fedora Core 3 tryout


Im thinking about trying Fedora Core 3, but I dont know what the advantages are over the other distros?

Could you please tell them me?

Thanks in advance

 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
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Fedora Core is easier to get going. If you get yum or apt running you don't have to deal with dependency hell. Loads of apps already have FC3 rpms out there so there is really little need for a gcc (although I would always have one). So far, I have not run into any hardware configuration issues on any system I have tried it on. (Ranging from Dell GXi to Dell GX280 also a bunch of home built machines). Hmmm...can't think of anymore but I'm sure there are.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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Install it and give it a try. That way you will be able to make up your own mind if it's for you or not. Asking such a question will attract a lot of biase from those who like the distro (and those who don't).
 
Old 02-16-2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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if you're lookinf for a good guide you can try this.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
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Im new to Linux and started with FC2 and have recently upgarded to FC3.

This is becoming easier each day.

I have just discovered Yum and wow!! what a great product.

The learning curve is steep but seems worthwhile.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #6
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Whats yum and gcc???

Also, whats the minum install size for it?


thanks again

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Old 02-17-2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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YUM is a package manager. GCC is a compiler for various programming languages. As for the install size, it depends on the packages you choose to install.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:21 PM   #8
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for just a minimum install
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:39 PM   #9
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I am not sure, check the fedora website, maybe they may have some details on this.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:02 PM   #10
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Do i need a swap file, as I am short of space. I have 3Gb available for Fedora.

Any ideas?

Thanks again.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #11
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You don't necessarily need swap if you have a reasonable amount of ram (some people won't agree with me), and in my opinion, that would be 512MB plus. I still use swap for those occassions that I run a multitude of GUI apps at the same time.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:31 PM   #12
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I have 768Mb ram so it should be ok.

Thanks for all the help, im still downloading disk 3 at the mo.

Do i need disk 4?

Thanks
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:49 PM   #13
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Disk 4 is not as big as the others, so it won't hurt you to download it. You never know, you may need something thats on this disc
 
Old 02-21-2005, 05:08 PM   #14
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thanks its now up n runnin
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:13 AM   #15
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Excellent it's always nice to know someone has taken the plunge into Linux land.
 
  


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