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Looking to migrate from Suse to Fedora, any thoughts on this? Im having probs getting software for Suse for various reasons, and it seems switching to Fedora may solve this problem, any thoughts?
Also, is it easy to install and use in general? And is it stable?
I used Fedora Core 3 for about a day or so. I disliked it, if you want something similar (and better in my opinion) just go straight up Red Hat. I would stick with SuSE but if you're really getting tired of it go ahead and get Red Hat, or Slackware. Don't fear Slack - the installation is foolproof when you fully understand it.
Fedora is an excellent distro. Do not fear RPMS. As long as you have YUM on your side RPMS are a breeze. But again it's all about what you want and what you feel. If RPMS are all the hold someone back, just look to YUM. Tarballs are always good (as they are always the most up to date) but IMO are outdated. LInux needs to move on, now I'm not saying that RPMs are the best solution ('cause they aren't). But saying that a distro is bad based solely on that information is harsh.
Fedora has a large amount of software setup for it already (like SuSE I suppose), but if you go to the 2004 polls here, Fedora came in second to Slackware. That has to say something about an "RPM based Distro":
Originally posted by Mr. Hill I used Fedora Core 3 for about a day or so. I disliked it, if you want something similar (and better in my opinion) just go straight up Red Hat. I would stick with SuSE but if you're really getting tired of it go ahead and get Red Hat, or Slackware. Don't fear Slack - the installation is foolproof when you fully understand it.
But how many people can actually afford to buy Redhat Enterprise Linux? Anyway if someone dislikes Fedora, chances are they are going to dislike RHEL because Redhat is based on Fedora. In my opinion, Fedora is a very good distro, so don't be put off by some posts here. Try it out yourself, if you like it you keep it and if you don't look for something else.