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Old 10-04-2006, 12:47 AM   #1
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Question Will FC6 be worth the upgrade?


I noticed that Fedora FC6 is about a week (hopefully) from public release. Will it be worth it for people such as myself on FC5? I love Fedora, but I'm afraid that (knowing me) I'll upgrade as soon as possible to the release version but have a difficult time getting add-ons such as flash, ntfs, dosbox, etc to work. Can anyone familiar with Fedora give a basic time estimate after the release of FC6 before all the little nitpicky addons I want (like the above) become available?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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About 2 weeks...
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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About 2 weeks...
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule
October 11th is what the schedule says...
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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I think that shrikant.odougar meant that 2 weeks was his guess when the 'add ons' will be available.

Just doing a cursory search, it seems that freshrpms and livna already have fc6 repositories. Possibly, if you are of strong heart, you could get a fc6 box up and running on 10/11 with all of the extras.

Or, you could wait a few weeks for users to install, make reports and work-arounds, and other such fixes to get all the add-ons working.

I personally will be waiting until the planetCCRMA repos have a fc6 repo, and I am in no rush, as my fc5 box works great for me now.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Fedora forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 04:56 AM   #6
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October 11th is what the schedule says...
new realease date......

October 17th....
 
Old 10-08-2006, 08:46 AM   #7
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liknus: yea I just noticed that too

I think over past fedora cores, it's been easier and easier to get stuff setup.

I spent about 1 week to get fc4 fully functional with a bunch of software compiled from source.

I spent 1 day to get fc5 fully functional with wireless and xgl, and no compiling at all, just yum.

So I expect fc6 will be much more better.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 08:21 AM   #8
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I believe the added eyecandy of AIGLX/XGL will be worth it.
Also, on Fedora you really HAVE to upgrade since they legacify everything in a matter of weeks after a new release.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 03:04 PM   #9
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Exclamation Best reason I've heard to upgrade to FC6 yet

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Originally Posted by sardaukar_siet
Also, on Fedora you really HAVE to upgrade since they legacify everything in a matter of weeks after a new release.
Now that's the most compelling reason I've heard yet.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 03:06 PM   #10
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Fedora forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
Sorry, I wasn't thinking properly.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 11:40 PM   #11
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When I started a year ago, there was really little competition. Today, Novell, Mandriva and Ubuntu are biting at the heels of Fedora. Core6 will put a polish on what is currently core5. It will add xen, and some other goodies.

From my limited experience with fc4, fc5, SUSE10, Mandriva and UBUNTU, Fc5 is still the best. A close second are the others.

Fedora fc5 is my reliable product. It, with a few extras, gives me everything that the others offer. So I follow the practice of saying "why change 4 quarters for a dollar". (My system has two hard disks, the first is fedora core5, the second is to visit the other distributions to compare against Fedora.)

SUSE'e Gnome interface turned me off to that product.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 11:40 PM   #12
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When I started a year ago, there was really little competition. Today, Novell, Mandriva and Ubuntu are biting at the heels of Fedora. Core6 will put a polish on what is currently core5. It will add xen, and some other goodies.

From my limited experience with fc4, fc5, SUSE10, Mandriva and UBUNTU, Fc5 is still the best. A close second are the others.

Fedora fc5 is my reliable product. It, with a few extras, gives me everything that the others offer. So I follow the practice of saying "why change 4 quarters for a dollar". (My system has two hard disks, the first is fedora core5, the second is to visit the other distributions to compare against Fedora.)

SUSE'e Gnome interface turned me off to that product.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 04:28 AM   #13
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I think FC6 should be worth the try. The main reason for me would the potential fix to the pirut. I find that adding or removing software through the use of CDs to be much more faster than using internet.FC5 forces user to the internet for packages. I saw a work-around using the iso images, but since i have only CDs & no iso . This waas not of much use to me. Other reason would be the improved printing support, AIGLX/compix.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 05:11 AM   #14
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release date of fc6 = 17.oct.

here are the currents changes


regards
 
Old 10-17-2006, 12:32 AM   #15
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Exclamation Bumped again to Thu 19 Oct

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Originally Posted by odcheck
release date of fc6 = 17.oct.

here are the currents changes


regards
ack! bumped again...to Thu 19 Oct... http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/1699 oh well, I probably won't be able to download a single byte of it until a week later I'm guessing (unless I can get a good torrent, which I'm new at using for downloads).
 
  


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