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Old 08-05-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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Fedora Core1 vs. Core2


Well, im trying to get my p.o.s windows 98 into a linux platform. So i went looking for some install discs today, and i found Fedora core 1 however from being on sites today i found that core 2 is out which i couldnt find, what are the differences, which is better, which is easier, and which one should i choose and if it is core 2 where can i find it. Post any answer or just email me at hyperviper3419@aol.com.
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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ok serious advice needed

Well... like i posted before i need major help, i dont know which verious of linux to run so can someone tell me that first and then i wanted to know how difficult it is to get things like word processors, and anti-virus, and internet stuff on the new platform, i know i can download apps, but how do i choose which one.. keep in mind i havent gotten any version yet these are just ideas im having so please help me!!!

~the newb
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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Core 2 is just the newer release than core 1 of fedora.
BTW, Core 3 is out already.
You should definitely download the latest core.
You can find all information about the fedora project on their homepage (including mirrors to download the isos):
http://fedora.redhat.com/

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Old 08-05-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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thanks

Thank you so would you say that core 3 is the best for a newb like me to start out with
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:43 PM   #5
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See http://fedora.redhat.com

Sounds like Fedora Core 1 is going a different direction. Having only used Fedora Core 2, I can't really compare. But I was a total linux newbie when I first installed it, and got most everything to work without any real trouble. Also, the only thing that gave me trouble was the NVidia driver (which I actually got to work, not the experience of most people). This issue is present with FC1 as well, I believe.

The main difference is just that FC2 is newer, with newer versions of everything (Gnome 2.6, KDE 3.2). I'm not going to be able to give a more technical answer, I'm afraid, but the Fedora website (see above) should help.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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Where??

where can i find core 2 then?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:57 PM   #7
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http://fedora.redhat.com

And click on the link under Fedora Core 2 is available.
Or directly: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/#download
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:01 PM   #8
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ok just a few more questions....

why cant i download core 3
where can i find the discs for core 2
how do i completely get rid of windows 98 and install core 2 or 3 or 1
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #9
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i have one question too:

Have you visited the fedora homepage?
If yes, why do you ask all those questions whose answers are right there?
If no, i suggest you to do that now.

To answer the questions whose answer are not on the fedora homepage:
To get rid of windows just install fedora. In the setup you will be able to wipe out windows completely as desired.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:09 PM   #10
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1. You could of course download core 3. It is currently in its first test stage, so in theory it is operational, but from what I hear on the test lists every day it is (not surprisingly) very buggy.

2. You can download .iso images of the install discs for Fedora Core 2 at:

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...re/2/i386/iso/

assuming you have an x86 (Intel) processor

3. Download the .iso files and burn them to cd's. There are plenty of articles on how to burn .iso's, but basically you just need a piece of software that does this. Nero is a great one with a fully functional trial version. You can download it at:

http://www.nero.com/us/nero6-ultraedition.php

Make sure to choose the "Burn CD Image" or "Burn ISO" option. Next you need to set your BIOS to boot from CD-ROM... I don't want to get into that, but you can google how to do that or even look in the win98 help or something. Once that's done, put the CD in the drive, reboot and the Anaconda installer should work. To remove win98, when you get to the partitioning section, simply choose the Delete all existing partitions option.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:09 PM   #11
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i did, and i couldnt find any anwers to my questions. sorry to keep bothering you.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:12 PM   #12
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You did what? What questions do you still need answered?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:14 PM   #13
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Never mind, missed the above thread.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:14 PM   #14
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so.....i cant already find like at a bookstore any core 2 discs i have to download them ok.....and is it also possible that i get the core 1 and upgrade, would that be a smaller and faster download, not to mention easier as far as operating goes?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:17 PM   #15
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If you buy a book it will sometimes come with the CD's, but if you are interested in linux it is more practical (not to mention free) to just learn how to download and burn disc images.

I don't know about upgrading from FC1, but I know that in general upgrading operating systems (especially of the Red Hat variety) is much less stable than installing clean.

And no, FC1 isn't noticeably smaller or easier to operate from what I understand.
 
  


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