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Old 04-08-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
Dovid
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Question What is Fedora ?


Hi,
I have Linux 9.0 on my machine. I am running a small web hosting compnay on it with cPanel. I just recieved an email from RHN that they will no longer be providing security updates due to some thing that has to do with the Fedora project. Can some one please explain me what the Fedora Project is and where I should go from here ? Should I be switching over to a diffrent version of Linux ? Thanx.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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I take it that by Linux 9.0 you mean Red Hat 9.0. If it works for what you are doing, no need to switch. If you want to update, look into Fedora.

Fedora is the community project taking over what was RH development. Go to:

http://fedora.redhat.com/

to learn all about it.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:04 PM   #3
vous
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Probably now is the "safe" time to switch to Mandrake....they aren't going anywhere else but forward :-)

Easy to install, very user friendly, stable....

In my current project we use Mandrake from Desktops to Heavy Servers....no complaints whatsoever!
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:28 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by vous
Probably now is the "safe" time to switch to Mandrake....they aren't going anywhere else but forward :-)

Easy to install, very user friendly, stable....

In my current project we use Mandrake from Desktops to Heavy Servers....no complaints whatsoever!
i would not go MDK10 if i were you though.

it is easy to install, not as easy as RH9 or fedora C1 but easy none the less, but the updater that configures the errata and updated rpm's trashed my system so hard that i had to format reinstall.

it blew away my apache server, currpted my gnome gui, broak all of my launchers, etc.

i will never go back to MDK for any reason.

stay with RH9 for now. yes the support dries up on the 30th, but it is stable, runs great, has plenty of RPMs out there for it and will remain so for at least an other year. by then FDC2 will be out of test and the bugs will be worked out of it. then you can think of upgrading to FDc2 or better.

or move to a hardcore *nix like slackware or debian.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:46 PM   #5
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I've also had problems with the updater in mandrake(this time 9.2) and it did some corruption however I would not worry about it too much as it is a rare event and was triggered by a bug that has now been found. If you download mandrake 9.2 install certain updates (from the control centre) first:
search for "popt" and install all files in the list
No problems should occur after that fix.
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