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Old 12-12-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
schitzo1978
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Making the Jump !


Hi All,
i Just got all my boxes in from tigerdirect.
Ill be building the PC in the next few days and will install the latest Fedora Core 4. From my research it seems to be nicely supported.
I am not a gamer, more of a downloader and tv/movie watcher. general surfing and chatting etc.

Does anyone have any strong objections to FC4 as a first initialtion to the OS?

asides from that just wanted to say hi and ill be bothering y;all real soon!

cheers,
E. in montreal canada.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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If you are a "first time" user of Linux I would probably go with Ubuntu (or Kubunty Linux) it's easy enough that even my doughter (12 years old) can handle it in her own.
The only difference is that she does not use her PC for watching TV.

Rick
 
Old 12-12-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome! I have plenty of experience as FC3&4 user and I can amply recommend it. For more info on it and solving any particular problems I recommend you to visit Fedorafaq.org and Stanton Finley's installation notes. If anything else fails you can always drop by the #fedora at freenode.org. And of course theres always LQ!!

http://fedorafaq.org
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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i would personaly recomment madriva or suse for a first time. i have found that FC4 strangely lacks multimedia support right out of box. and update process is tedious.this of course is opinion best advice anyone can do is to sek out as much information as yu can about a distro and decide for yourself. if one lacks in patience for extensive reading there are many dstros that come in a Live Cd version whihch does not affect changes to system.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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The trick to survive some multimedia issues with Fedora is rather simple. Enable the Livna repo and if you are a KDE fan you MUST get it from kde-redhat packagers.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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I'f I'm not mistaken Suse also lacks some multimedia capabilities "out of the box" or at least the OSS edition. if you pay for a boxed edition it may contain the licensed codecs required to play some media types.

Still I would probably recommend Suse, or Ubuntu for a new user.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #7
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New user advice---start with a FREE distro: It greatly reduces the cost of learning....
Ubuntu
Fedora
Open SUSE
 
Old 12-12-2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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schitzo1978,

I have Massive objections to FC4, I found it bloated and unusable

Mandriva
http://frontal2.mandriva.com/en/downloads/mirrors

PCLinuxOS
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/html/download.html

The reason I reccomend these 2 distros is because they have great Multimedia setup and has everything you need by defult, needs very little configuration

Enjoy,

Jake

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:56 PM   #9
schitzo1978
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pix,
fedora core 4 isnt free ?
explain.. or are u sayin that those are free.

thanks for all the replies, i think i will go ahead and try it, worst case scenario i know what else to try.
i appreciate all the prompt replies and help.
e. in montreal.

Last edited by schitzo1978; 12-13-2005 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by schitzo1978
pix,
fedora core 4 isnt free ?
explain.. or are u sayin that those are free.
I listed 3 examples of free distros--there are many others. For a "starter" distro, you can pretty much use a dart board---it doe not take all that long to change if you don't like your first choice.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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suse has it's multimedia issues however they are far smaller than FC4's
 
  


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