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I am planning to implement an OS conversion from WinXP pro to Fedora Core 8.0 but i have sort of questions in my mind! can you help me? First 'am worried if my hardware will fit in the requirements of Fedora 8...My Hardware for the 10 workstations as summarized and listed below:
Processor P3 733MHz, Celeron 560MHz, Intel D 2.8GHZ, P4 1.5GHZ
Memory 256DDR, 1.0GHZ DDR2
HardDisk SATA 80GB, IDE 160GB
Ethernet Controller Marvell Yukon PCI Gigabit, SIS191, Realtek 8139, VIA Rhine II
Video SISMirage 3 graphics, Intel R 82865
Also i have my Network Printer directly attached to Network Switch/Hub as follows:
Konica Minolta BizHub 350, Fuji Xerox DocuCentre 550i, Fuji Xerox Docuprint C525A, HP Color LaserJet 2600N
and a shared printer of
Epson LQ300+ II, LX300+
I am worried if during my implementation the hardware wont work!
This is my first POST as a new member of this Forum...MORE POWER!!!
PLS PLS ADVISE...THANK YOU...Chris from the Philippines
I just installed Ferdora 8 (I'm also new to this whole thing). And everything on my computer was found and installed except my USB wireless card. So as far as your computer it's self goes, it should all be fine. The printer, I'm not sure, I would think all of that would cause some problems.
If you like the Fedora kind of thing, your best choice would be CentOS. It is largely identical only it comes a year behind Fedora (just like Red Hat, of which it is a clone) so most bugs should have been found out. It also has support cycles that span years rather than months. The downside: it will not have the same hardware support as Fedora 8 considering that it uses the 2.6.18 kernel rather than the 2.6.24 that Fedora has been using for a few weeks now. That could make a lot of difference in some cases. For example, I have a NIC that has been working fine in Fedora for about a year but even the latest CentOS hasn't picked up on that (it would need 2.6.19 to support that particular NIC) so I need to install the driver myself.