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Old 05-27-2006, 01:43 AM   #1
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fedora core 1 or fedora core 5


here. I recently purchased "linux for non-geeks" and it is proving VERY helpful in making my dive into fedora very comfortable. The book uses and highly recommends trying out Fedora Core 1 and getting to know that well before upgrading to Fedora Core 2 (and beyond, though 3-5 appear to have come out after the book was published).

My dream is to have two machines, one running Fedora and the other XP. The Fedora machine is meant to be a multimedia player. I'd like to listen to net streams, download podcasts, rip CDs/DVDs, listen to MP3s, use Azureus and some other P2P. Someday I would really like to make it into a PVR, which I'll probably try to set up MythTV.

Knowing what I'd like to do, should I stick with FC1 as the book suggests? Or should I go with a more recent release. FC4? FC5?

A website that explains the technical differences between the distros would be helpful. I would really like to continue using the book, and I'm not sure I can if I try to use FC 4 or 5.

Andy
 
Old 05-27-2006, 02:20 AM   #2
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my personal suggestion is u run install fc4 once u finish install all the software and program u need then u download yum from livna then run

yum update kde*
yum update kernel*
yum update

because i believe fc4 is matured than fc5 for this moment

that 5 cent from me
 
Old 05-27-2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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A website that explains the technical differences between the distros would be helpful. I would really like to continue using the book, and I'm not sure I can if I try to use FC 4 or 5.

Andy
http://distrowatch.com/

If your book is based on FC1, then it is quite old. With FC4 ro 5, ti will still be useful.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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Fellas I am a newbie here and first used linux about four years ago i have tried Redhat 7.3 , Redhat 8.0 , Mandrake 8.0 , Suse 9.2 , Arch 0.71 , Gnoppix , Ubuntu 5.10 , mephis and am using PC-LINUX os
should we not recommend newbies a live distro because i have noticed that they are more down-to-earth and easy (because of livecd support basically ) and what the main difference in these distros i felt waas redhat , mandrake , even ubuntu asked user to first learn and then use while pc-linux kinda loaded distro haz use and learn thing
(i mean now u have ubuntu ! wow now learn downloading programmes first select programms [newbies tend to read all the info about programmes before downloading them --as far as i have experienced] and if you screwup .... go to commandline bla bla bla .Redhat though loaded has kinda PARANOID security level

-------------it might be considered out of the main topic but is just a discussion about distros newbies should be recommended ya know just a thought which needs reflection from GURUs
 
  


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