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Old 09-10-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Redhat 9 to FC4

I am using RH9, I am new to the Linux world, but it sounds to me like Fedora is still a fairly new OS. How does it compaire to Redhat 9. Also how does Fedora Core 4 compaire to Windows XP Pro w/ sp 2?
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fc4 is 12% better than rh9 but 3% worse than XP... ;-)

you can't just state which is better... there are dozens and dozens of different things to compare and it all depends what you deem important. fc4 should be better than rh9 i guess though as it's 5 releases down the line and much newer.
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As with anything there's pros & cons. What i found nice about upgrading is FC4 uses "yum" and an automatic rpm install utility. In RH9 the user is forced to use a wider array terminal commands which seems archaic in this day and age.
Although, in my case RH9 was more stable running multimedia devices & s/w than FC4. Thank goodness we have Kplayer!
Wish I could offer more, but I'm new too...
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Fedora is, and I know this isnt TECHNICALLY correct, the free version of RedHat.

RedHat is now a business version of linux, and thus, costs money. However, the people that make Redhat also release a public distro called Fedora Core.

Fedora Core 4 is the newest of the Fedora line. If you use Redhat, and do well in Redhat, you'll do just fine in Fedora. In fact, there are still places where Fedora refers to itself as Redhat.

I just did a FC4 install this week, and I love it. The yum feature, where it automatically finds the packages you want to install, makes life so much easier.

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The relation between Red Hat and Fedora is much like StarOffice and OpenOffice. Fedora and its community puts forth new ideas. They get implemented in Fedora. They may be good. They may work well. They may not. Once it's all good, it gets put in Red Hat. Red Hat costs. If you want a commercial product, buy Red Hat. If you want newer features with potential problems, download Fedora. I've found that the new features outweigh the potential problems (and the price can't be beat). Regardless, they are so closely related that there is virtually no learning curve between the two.


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