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Old 11-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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is it worth???


Hi people ,,...I am using FC7 right now. I am pretty comfortable using it... the release of FC8 is making my fingers to click on the download button to download it n install it... lol :-d ... is it worth downloading and installing FC8???or should i stick on to FC7??? any suggestion??
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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I am not going to get you mad with me by telling you which way to go. If you are happy with what you have and everything works well I would not touch a thing. If you are the type that has to have the latest and most up to date no matter what then go for it. If you are undecided then partition your hd and install the upgrade and see if you like it and if so change your partitions later.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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The question is not whether to download it or not, the question is 'will the upgrade bring any improvement'? As with all upgrades there's always the possibilty of borking your system. If your system works fine as it is, why take the risk! If you are pretty confident of being able to resolve any issues that an upgrade may throw up, then go for it, at least then you'll know for certain whether FC8 is for you or not. If you do decide to make the change then backup your personal data first. At the very least ensure that you have internet access, I'm sure the users of LQ will help you to iron out any problems.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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Depends on the time/experience you have in case it borks and what you do with it. If it's more a normal desktop machine, why not upgrading? Usually there are only improvements, no useful stuffs removed.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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To me... It'll be the good old saying - "If it's not broken, don't fix it"
Unless you have something you might need in FC8... I don't see a reason why you should upgrade
Jz an opinion tho...
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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"If it's not broken, don't fix it"... thats a gud one really ... when i tried installing FC6 on my system it dint work.. so i had to go for FC7... but i am pretty much satisfied with FC7 except the internet connectivity... bcos data transfer is too slow in FC7.. i still dont knw why... i have tried reinstalling it with many services cut off...still the data transfer is too slow when compared to windows.. so this could be the only possible reason for me to check out FC8... i am not that very enthusiastic in other flavours of linux except with that of fedora and ubuntu... but the only reason for my hesitation to download and install FC8 is that i only have 256kbps bandwidth connection.. and its unlimited only during night time after 9pm... so i have wait for 4 days till it gets completed... :-( ... neways is there any major changes in FC8 when compared to FC7?? Thanks a lot :-)
 
Old 11-14-2007, 12:13 AM   #7
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I'm sorry to say that I can't give you the difference between them since I don't have them installed in my PC.
Since I currently have only GNU/Linux From Scratch and Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my PC, and you are only interested in Ubuntu and FC, I can tell you that my network connection over at Ubuntu works pretty much fine to me...
Hope this helps!!
Thank you...
 
Old 11-14-2007, 09:28 AM   #8
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Since I currently have only GNU/Linux From Scratch and Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my PC, and you are only interested in Ubuntu and FC, I can tell you that my network connection over at Ubuntu works pretty much fine to me...
Hope this helps!!
Thank you...
It would help if you could share your results. Like downloading the same file (via firefox or via wget or torrent, anything)
I'm very interested in this findings if they are true.
Probably dumping the network and kernel caracteristics would help.
I'm running Debian but didn't compare for 1 year now with other distros.
But it's clear that Debian kernel, Ubuntu kernel, FC kernel and Suse kernel are not configured the same as they are not for same public. Simply looking at the default kernel .config is enough. I didn't check the others.
 
  


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