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Old 03-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Cool Converting WinXP to Fedora Core 8

Hello Everyone,

I am planning to implement an OS conversion from WinXP pro to Fedora Core 8.0 but i have sort of questions in my mind! can you help me? First 'am worried if my hardware will fit in the requirements of Fedora 8...My Hardware for the 10 workstations as summarized and listed below:

Processor P3 733MHz, Celeron 560MHz, Intel D 2.8GHZ, P4 1.5GHZ

Memory 256DDR, 1.0GHZ DDR2

HardDisk SATA 80GB, IDE 160GB

Ethernet Controller Marvell Yukon PCI Gigabit, SIS191, Realtek 8139, VIA Rhine II

Video SISMirage 3 graphics, Intel R 82865

Also i have my Network Printer directly attached to Network Switch/Hub as follows:

Konica Minolta BizHub 350, Fuji Xerox DocuCentre 550i, Fuji Xerox Docuprint C525A, HP Color LaserJet 2600N

and a shared printer of

Epson LQ300+ II, LX300+

I am worried if during my implementation the hardware wont work!

This is my first POST as a new member of this Forum...MORE POWER!!!

PLS PLS ADVISE...THANK YOU...Chris from the Philippines
Old 03-18-2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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another newbie

I just installed Ferdora 8 (I'm also new to this whole thing). And everything on my computer was found and installed except my USB wireless card. So as far as your computer it's self goes, it should all be fine. The printer, I'm not sure, I would think all of that would cause some problems.
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You can always try the live cd of fedora 8 wish you luck
Old 03-19-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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For what purpose?
If it's for a school or a company, I would go with a less cutting edge distribution with longer release circles.
Old 03-24-2008, 04:17 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by oskar View Post
For what purpose?
If it's for a school or a company, I would go with a less cutting edge distribution with longer release circles.
Hi Oskar,

What kind of of distro you're referring to? tnx!
Old 03-24-2008, 04:33 AM   #6
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If you like the Fedora kind of thing, your best choice would be CentOS. It is largely identical only it comes a year behind Fedora (just like Red Hat, of which it is a clone) so most bugs should have been found out. It also has support cycles that span years rather than months. The downside: it will not have the same hardware support as Fedora 8 considering that it uses the 2.6.18 kernel rather than the 2.6.24 that Fedora has been using for a few weeks now. That could make a lot of difference in some cases. For example, I have a NIC that has been working fine in Fedora for about a year but even the latest CentOS hasn't picked up on that (it would need 2.6.19 to support that particular NIC) so I need to install the driver myself.

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This may help on the printer front.

Second the post on Fedora release cycles. I use Fedora and am happy to update every 6 or so months because I want to see what's new. That said, my "stable" desktop is CentOS

Edit - adding link since post doesn't make a lot of sense without it

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:31 AM   #8
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Go check out, here you can find if the printer is supported by CUPS.

Also remember the Printer may be branded differently to the actual printer firmware, an example is the OCE2400 is actual detected as a Canon W800, and the driver for the canon works under linux.

All the above listed hardware is supported.



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