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Old 04-09-2006, 08:04 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 5 command center?


I am wondering if Fedora has a command center similar to the one found in Mandriva or SuSE (YaST), that can do everything from my setting up my scanner to selecting the screen resolution.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 12:28 AM   #2
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The short answer is: no

The best answer though is that the Fedora/Redhat approach is to use the menuing system of the desktop environment. For instance using the default Gnome installation you would click on 'System' -> 'Administration' and there are all the individual programs that are used to perform the various functions needed to configure the system. This in my option provides greater flexibility if you choose a different environment or window manager. This also does not break the use of the Control Panel in KDE.

IMHO, after having administered SuSE boxes of various versions and point versions, I find that this system is much simpler. I have changed distros to Fedora because of the ease of use and it is now my primary workstation/server os and I did not have to configure/setup my scanner. It just worked 'out of the box'. This doesn't mean that you will never have to resort to the CLI to configure something. I still manually configure apache, squid, nagios, etc. and I also utilize Webmin for various administrative duties no matter what the distro.
 
  


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