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Old 03-21-2004, 12:06 PM   #16
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Gnome or KDE? They both have their uses. I almost always have a user set up for each. I find that easier and quicker than using the Desktop Switching Tool.

For using up2date in Fedora or Red Hat follow the instructions at . I also include the updates packages. If you want to use RH9 you will find that its path is .

I started out with RH8 as a noob and am now mostly in FC1. I also find the Knoppix live cd at times indespensible.

If you know and have tried the programs that you will be using and if they are included in FC
you're set. They can be kept current with the greatest of ease.

Old 03-22-2004, 05:10 PM   #17
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I've looked into some of the problems I've had with Fedora. If you can get Up2date working, most of the major problems are gone, but getting up2date working may be a challenge, even with the instructions at the link least for me. I can only update 1-5 packages at a time because there are download errors that occur on my connection beyond that.

KDE might actually be a better bet, now that I've looked into the newer versions. When I was using KDE and Gnome with RH7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 there were a lot of problems with the combination. KDE tended to cause my computer to go unstable, and it also slowed it down quite a bit. Now I'm hearing that many of those problems were solved soon after...and now Gnome is actually being bad mouthed by many people for its supposedly horrible code.

For a newbie, Fedora Core 1, with KDE installed may be a good option...just look into getting up2date working right will be good practice, and will help you learn the basics of Linux.

I still prefer the look and feel of Gnome, but the version that comes with Fedora Core 1 is very problematic (until you get up2date working...or download the update manually from the Fedora website.

Good Luck to all Newbies
Old 03-22-2004, 07:38 PM   #18
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I like running Fedora and use Gnome and Mozilla. I tried KDE which was fine, but I tend to like Gnome. Also, the other web browser, Konqueror, was a little buggy at times. Not too bad, but enough to steer me back to Mozilla. Overall Fedora has been a nice linux distro.
Old 03-22-2004, 08:14 PM   #19
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Hi all, thanks for the great feedback

I liked Fedora but I thought something was missing so I went and tried SuSE and have really been loving that!

Its cool all the different choices you have when it comes to Distros.. Linux is definitely proving itself to be the future!


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