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Old 01-25-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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which verison to use?


Hi experts,
which version of redhat will you suggest for a newbie to start off with?
thanks
 
Old 01-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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Well, either 9.0 or Fedora Core should do....
but as Fedora Core is a development version...
maybe it is better to start off with 9.0... of course this is just my thought...
There are forums for both Redhat and Fedora...
why dun you go check it out?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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go ahead and try redhat 9.0 if redhat is the distro you want to play with

support for redhat still exists through april, so that is plenty of time to download security and errata

like already stated, fedora is still in development and still very buggy
 
Old 01-25-2004, 11:36 AM   #4
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do you mean that redhat will not have free online support after April?

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go ahead and try redhat 9.0 if redhat is the distro you want to play with

support for redhat still exists through april, so that is plenty of time to download security and errata

like already stated, fedora is still in development and still very buggy
 
Old 01-25-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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No, after april there will be no more support. I have no problems with using Fedora Core 1. You'll have longer support on it and the next version, if you decide to upgrade when it comes out, will probably upgrade easier from FC1 than from RH9.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:57 AM   #6
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where to download FC1 ??

i RH going to be like M$ ??
 
Old 01-26-2004, 06:05 AM   #7
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No, RedHat is not going to become another MS. Check this thread that enlightened me : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=111871
 
Old 01-26-2004, 06:06 AM   #8
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And check this page to download and install fedora : http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
 
Old 01-26-2004, 08:17 AM   #9
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tell mewhether you have a lot of bugs in fedora?? i am not so confident to try on fedora as it has not be publicised much
 
Old 01-26-2004, 08:48 AM   #10
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Don't be afraid of bugs. It won't probably affect you, even if it is there!

But you can also try this out --> Mepis
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:22 AM   #11
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If you want bugs. Use Mandrake 9.2 (Mandy is sucks now). I'm going back to fedora core. Didn't have one problem with it. Was very stable and I had 3 different update programs on their: apt, yum and up2date.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:46 AM   #12
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so where can i get support if i want to use RedHat at home?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:49 AM   #13
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I had small problems when I first used FC1. Small things like getting the flash plugin to work, getting java to work, getting the NVIDIA drivers to take, but each problem I encountered had a solution documented on the net somewhere. I've been using it since the day it came out and I'm very happy with it. Can't wait to see what FC2 is like with the newer kernel. But that's in April, I believe.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:23 AM   #14
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i have had absolutely no problems getting fedora core to work, except that if i use the mouse while it is starting up the mouse will freeze, but once its started i can use the mouse as much as i want
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:28 AM   #15
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i have had absolutely no problems getting fedora core to work, except that if i use the mouse while it is starting up the mouse will freeze, but once its started i can use the mouse as much as i want
 
  


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