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Old 01-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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Fedora is Red Hat base, it cost nothing and comes with LibreOffice already set up for you. And many more tools
 
Old 01-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
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See posts #7 & #8; looks like OP needs a stable distro (RHEL/Centos) for commercial use.
Fedora is RH's R&D distro, bleeding edge and new version every 11 or 12 mths.
Not suitable for production use.
 
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See posts #7 & #8; looks like OP needs a stable distro (RHEL/Centos) for commercial use.
Fedora is RH's R&D distro, bleeding edge and new version every 11 or 12 mths.
Not suitable for production use.
Yes! Thank you for pointing that out. I really thought he wanted to try a RH base distro to understand how the system works so when it is time to move all the work stations he was few steps ahead.

sorry, my bad!
 
Old 01-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #19
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I went through "Post 16" installed Fedora 12 first and then downloaded 16 but there is no Libre Installed there?

My day went waist.. before end of this week i've to have install this... Right now we are not planning to buy Linux E.D. but we can in future... but now please help in this...
 
Old 01-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #20
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Hi Shailendra28.
Sorry you feel you wasted a day installing fedora 16. All distros now use LibreOffice in their office suit.

try this
Code:
Productivity Software

Libre Office is a free alternative to Microsoft Office and supports most major file formats.

Use the terminal commands below:

su -

yum install @office
Also look at this link for other guides in fedora



http://fedora.missingbox.co.nz/#productivity

Good luck to you!
 
Old 01-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #21
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I went through "Post 16" installed Fedora 12 first and then downloaded 16 but there is no Libre Installed there?

My day went waist.. before end of this week i've to have install this... Right now we are not planning to buy Linux E.D. but we can in future... but now please help in this...
Hello Shailendra28,

Sorry to hear so but allow me to give you one advice. Don't use Fedora. As pointed out by chrism01 in post #17 Fedora is Red Hat's 'testing ground'. You'll be confronted with some things that aren't even available in Red Hat, which you'll be supporting for your customers if I understood you correctly. For example Fedora 16 uses systemd instead of sysvinit as init process and to manage services and start-up processes. That's a whole different way of working and you, being new at all of this, will only loose yourself in it.

If you want to provide good service then stick as close as possible to what your customers are/will be using. So, install the free CentOS or go with Red Hat with a subscription.

Here's a link on how you can install LibreOffice on CentOS 5 & 6: http://pjwelsh.blogspot.com/2011/07/...-centos-6.html

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #22
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In case you didn't know, RedHat is not free like other distros.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #23
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Thanks!!!

Hi all,
Today's evening was so much great for us. We successfully installed Fedeora 16 with LibreOffice on our machine after scrutinizing google.com. Hush!!!! But after reading Eric's last post i became confused again... Eric, shall i now stick on Fedora or again try on CentOs which i've never seen.....??? It is questionable.... but for now i'll stick for Fedora... but it should not give us any kind of prolems in near furure...

I hope... thank you very much again to you all...
 
Old 01-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #24
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About Network Connection

Forgot 1 thing... after installing Fedora we tried to established a network connection over Fedora 16.. We made it... but we can ping to another machine.. but our internet is not working.. why??? don't understand.. Somebody have any idea?
 
Old 01-12-2012, 01:40 AM   #25
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Hi all,
Today's evening was so much great for us. We successfully installed Fedeora 16 with LibreOffice on our machine after scrutinizing google.com. Hush!!!! But after reading Eric's last post i became confused again... Eric, shall i now stick on Fedora or again try on CentOs which i've never seen.....??? It is questionable.... but for now i'll stick for Fedora... but it should not give us any kind of prolems in near furure...

I hope... thank you very much again to you all...
Hello,

As indicated before by chrism01 and myself, Fedora is Red Hat's testing ground (R&D) including the latest technologies that are not yet available in the Red Hat stable distributions but will get there sooner or later. The problem I see is that if you have no experience with Linux and use Fedora you'll learn stuff for sure but what you'll learn will not be applicable to what you are going to support when it comes to your customers. You mentioned yourself that they will be using Red Hat, most likely RHEL. To recall the example of my previous post, Fedora 16 uses systemd for its init process and service management instead of the current sysvinit scripts. If you learn using that and have to 'start learning' AGAIN when you have to solve a problem for a customer, you'll loose time. Using a testing distribution like Fedora, Debian testing or others is a great way to get a first look at future technology but it also means that your system might break more frequently, leaving it up to you to fix it yourself with or without the help of the community.

If you hold value to what your customers are looking for, taking into account that you're new to Linux, I'd stick with a distribution as close as possible to what they use/will use. But after all, it's up to you. On the side you can always have a second machine with a testing distribution to 'play with' and learn about new technologies, features, versions, etc...

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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