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Old 03-17-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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shall i intall fedora core3???

i have red hat9 and i am thinking of installing fedora core3...
my usage of red hat is for programming(most of the time).....
so do u suggest i switch to fedora....
and can u pleas tell me if fedora has more facilities in terms of playing media files??
Old 03-17-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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Yes go for it since Fedora is the newer verison which is more updated.

But as the saying goes:

"Don't fix it if it's not broken."
Old 03-18-2005, 03:24 AM   #3
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My personal opinion - do it!
FC3 is great for programming, I haven't yet run into any problems (mainly network programming...). Apart from that it is newer, so there will be more bug fixes.
Media capabilities are dependant upon where you get your distribution from. I had to install xine seperately and xmms was a bit weird (had to port pluggins from mandrake, since fedora rejected the one's included in the installation). GIMP runs OK, same for the Audio-CD players.

If you are not sure install FC3 on a seperate partition and check it out for a while...
Old 03-18-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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I'm new to fedora ( have FC3 installed on a homebuilt w/ 8 other distros )
I've mostly used debian based distros but have been impressed with fedora.
There were some issues with scsi modules that didn't exist in RH9 ( I used JAMD =shrike) Totem is available and works. I installed gxine which works. Although for
dvd movies ( with codecs ) I still think there are those libdvdcss issues.
Old 03-18-2005, 03:09 PM   #5
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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Yes, go for it. I have been running fedora core 3 since it came out and haven't had any issues with it at all.
Old 03-20-2005, 04:46 AM   #7
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Use common sense - if its a programming production system proceed with caution as not all backups are created equal. A spare HD for a clean load is the best way to go if you dont have multiple systems for testing.

On the bright side I went to FC3 from FC1 with only minor solveable hassles (I think RH9 & FC1 were pretty much the same).

My migration path to date: RH5 -> RH6 -> RH8 -> FC1 -> FC3. The FC3 upgrade was probably the smoothest.


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