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Old 03-03-2004, 01:04 PM   #16
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Well, I am always very detailed when it comes to making decisions. I have probably burned 12 CD's worth of distro's including

Mandrake 9.2 : great look and functionality but way too heavy and slow. never could get printerdrake to work well with my printer. It seems like the easiest distro for a new Linux user if they don't want to tweak anything. I may try Mandrake 10 when it comes out on final.

Slax: loved it so much I downloaded Slackware 9.1 and was very dissapointed (pain in the butt, I dont have the time to screw with it every day)

Slackware 9.1: see above

Morphix: ok but I just don't like the Debian distro's very much. They seem old and out of date.

Fedora: seems to be a good mixture of the positive aspects of Mandrake and Slackware. You do have to tinker with it, it does have some bugs but you can do with it whatever you want to. I don't like the up2date app. but found that I can do it through console much easier with YUM. I am looking forward to the final Core2 to release.

I will stick with the Fedora Core1 and Gnome for now. I like KDE 3.2 but find KDE 3.1* to be a hassle...IMHO
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:29 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by windeath:
My wife will not under any circumstances boot up Linux. Although I've downloaded a series of mods to make my XP look exactly like RedHat.
Now all you have to do is switch to redhat when she's not looking and then tell her a couple weeks later. The plan is flawless!

 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:58 PM   #18
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Re: RE: I love Fedora

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Originally posted by linux_newbie07
I know this is probably Lexmark's fault and not mine, so if anyone knows where to get working drivers, please let me know.
Try the following:

instead of doing "sh lexmarkz65-CUPS-1.0-1.gz.sh" do "sh lexmarkz65-CUPS-1.0-1.gz.sh -keep"

you'll get the same error message, but you'll have a directory "installer" then.

cd installer
rpm -i --nodeps z65llpddk-2.0-2.i386.rpm
rpm -i lexmarkz65-CUPS-1.0-1.i386.rpm



After that you have to have add a printer queue with lpadmin. then it should work.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:24 PM   #19
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"Now all you have to do is switch to redhat when she's not looking and then tell her a couple weeks later. The plan is flawless!"

Wait until warm weather in case you have to sleep outdoors.

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Old 03-03-2004, 08:20 PM   #20
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towards the end of nov I tryed fedora before I ran redhat I liked fedora so much it is the only os on this machine with fedora there was no more need for windows 2k and the other morning I found my wife on my puter playin games perhaps her computer will be next for nix
 
Old 03-03-2004, 10:28 PM   #21
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hahahaha Well I can happily report that "she who must be obeyed" inadvertantly let Fedora boot and she was forced to check her email from Mozilla.

I'll make her a convert.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #22
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Unless she formats the linux partition....

Youd better hope she never gets that mad....
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:03 AM   #23
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Talking

HAHAHAHA!!!! no fear. I'd then be forced into making sure Sex and the City didn't work on our TV.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 03:33 PM   #24
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Hehehe. Then youd be out sleeping outside for sure
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:13 PM   #25
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This really is a great post. I think that Fedora would have been a great system even without apt or yum. The original apt is much harder to use IMHO than Fedora's version. I wish there was a way to remove CUPS and use amn LPD server instead. That is my only gripe
 
Old 03-07-2004, 03:33 AM   #26
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Fedora is great. This is the distro I will recommend for newbie. But for some reasons, I prefer Slackware than Fedora. One of them is simplicity. Slackware is simply the best.

Btw, I never like BlueCurve.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 09:19 AM   #27
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Wow this is refreshing. I too have seen plenty of people bitching about switching to Fedora with no support. BAH. I used redhat 9 then made the move to Fedora and I like it. As posted earlier, who ever used redhat support anyway. I went to their support site a couple of times and didn't like the answers that much.

It's simple, if you have a question about linux GOOGLE it. More than likely you will end up here not at redhat.
As I said this is refreshing, It's nice to hear peeople say they like fedora or linux for that matter. The web is littered with drag-n-drop peeps who ran into a little problem with linux, half ass looked for an answer then filled message forums with their post on why linux suck. Sheesh.

Oh yea I forgot.

I Love Fedora
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:18 AM   #28
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Google is the best inna world

And for all of the stuff on my comp, none of it is paid for. Not one bit. I do not believe I am doing right by doing this, but it is my protest against the captalistic greed driven corporations. For all of it, if I had bought it legally, it would have tech support. I have not needed any support at all with any of the products. The only thing I have a little problem with is Linux, and that is free so....

Plus im getting the answers to my problems here
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:04 PM   #29
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I happen to like Fedora alot better than the other ditributions of linux and I had no problem when my husband wanted to try out linux and all that. Personally I like it alot better than windows as an operating system. It just takes a little getting used to.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:28 PM   #30
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The best tech support is experienced uses. There is nothing better. I ussed windows for a long time and still do some but never used their tech support. I agree with linux being a better OS. Just my opinion.
Yes fedora has a couple bugs (not many though) but so does every other OS out there.
Besides, for some damn reason I can't help but keep fudging with my puter and linux is just a natural progression for peeps like that.
AND Fedora is great for gaming. Q3, UT2K3 & 4.
Still trying to figure out wine so I can play Call of Duty.

Rock on Fedora & Linux!!
 
  


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