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Old 12-31-2004, 05:24 AM   #1
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fedra core 1 ... is it good for a n00b?

I am currently running windows ME (gasp if u will )...I told my cousin to get me a linux cd (she has broadband ...i'm on dialup :S )...and she apparently got me fedora core 1 ...
Now i really know nothing about linux...( i'll b getting the cd in a couple of days and wanted to do some reading before I start...)
All I know is that red hat is supposedly the best for newbie's (which I am) ... Could someone give me a link...which explains how to install fedra core 1 ... and whether i should give it a try or not...considering i know absolutely nothing about linux...
Sorry about the lame post..

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Old 12-31-2004, 06:00 AM   #2
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Fedora Core is a good distro for beginners, but it's multimedia applications are crippled so you'll have to find alternative sources to download audio and video players. It's not very complicated but if you don't have broadband it can be a bit of a problem. I'd recommend is Mandrake Linux if you can get a copy, it's installation is quite straight forward and has numerous applications on the CD's.
Old 12-31-2004, 06:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply
Um...the problem is I live in a really small town (called Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates) ... and unlike other places there are no linux user groups out here.
How difficult will it be for me to install fedora core 1? Its not like I want to completely shift to linux .. I just wanna try it for sometime ... (i'll prolly leave for Canada/US in a year or two and will get broadband there)
Thanx again
Old 12-31-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
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FC1 is not a bad beginner's distribution, though not exactly a fresh version any longer.
Of course, of there are problems, drop back here to ask! If you have questions on FC1, try making a search here at the site - a lot of lees recent postings about that distribution.


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