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i Just got all my boxes in from tigerdirect.
Ill be building the PC in the next few days and will install the latest Fedora Core 4. From my research it seems to be nicely supported.
I am not a gamer, more of a downloader and tv/movie watcher. general surfing and chatting etc.
Does anyone have any strong objections to FC4 as a first initialtion to the OS?
asides from that just wanted to say hi and ill be bothering y;all real soon!
If you are a "first time" user of Linux I would probably go with Ubuntu (or Kubunty Linux) it's easy enough that even my doughter (12 years old) can handle it in her own.
The only difference is that she does not use her PC for watching TV.
Hello and welcome! I have plenty of experience as FC3&4 user and I can amply recommend it. For more info on it and solving any particular problems I recommend you to visit Fedorafaq.org and Stanton Finley's installation notes. If anything else fails you can always drop by the #fedora at freenode.org. And of course theres always LQ!!
i would personaly recomment madriva or suse for a first time. i have found that FC4 strangely lacks multimedia support right out of box. and update process is tedious.this of course is opinion best advice anyone can do is to sek out as much information as yu can about a distro and decide for yourself. if one lacks in patience for extensive reading there are many dstros that come in a Live Cd version whihch does not affect changes to system.
I'f I'm not mistaken Suse also lacks some multimedia capabilities "out of the box" or at least the OSS edition. if you pay for a boxed edition it may contain the licensed codecs required to play some media types.
Still I would probably recommend Suse, or Ubuntu for a new user.