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Old 01-30-2004, 07:17 AM   #16
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We are in the process of becoming an official mirror also.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-30-2004, 04:09 PM   #17
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w00t!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:02 PM   #18
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That'll be really nice!

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We are in the process of becoming an official mirror also.

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That will be really nice! I've got to change my access site to a mirror site. The last time I downloaded some changes, I was getting throughput on the order of 18 KBs, rather than 218 KBs or more.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:04 PM   #19
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Firstly, I wanna say I have read the above posts. Yeah! Very informative. Now I would like to see if I can't follow what I was trying to find out yesterday. With the 'closing' of RHEL and the replacement that seems to be the Fedora project and the fighting between sco/IBM and (oddly) M$ and IBM, does anyone see a threat or hindrance to the Fedora projects future? I just feel that the decision in Red Hat's case shows a negative trend that needs help. I feel this because so many things still just don't work and I really want to see Linux become a full personal desktop OS and a true doz competitor. That said, I'd like to point out -as I'm sure everyone knows- that M$ fighting with IBM over cross app issues seems idiotic in the light of how many IBM PCs ship with XP... just my
 
Old 02-24-2004, 04:51 PM   #20
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I have 5 more days to purchase Redhat Enterprise Linux for half price. I'm trying to get to a final decision as to whether to buy or use Fedora. I downloaded and installed Fedora on another computer and got the up2date working nicely. I can't really think of a good reason to purchase Enterprise Linux, except that my wife keeps telling me to stick with the more stable and supported product.

I've been using Linux for 2 months and have learned quite a bit and have been able to get done everything that I am convinced is possible, but would hate to lose out on the half price deal if Fedora isn't the way to go. The biggest reason I can find to go with Fedora is that there seem to be oodles of RPM's and such available for Fedora and older versions of Redhat, but not much of anything for Enterprise.

Thoughts????
 
Old 02-25-2004, 11:06 AM   #21
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In my opinion FC is an ideal distribution for Home users, because (amongst other things) what you already said about the availability of programs and community support. However, Enterprise Linux is more aimed towards corporative clients and as such the need for a centralized support solution (when the IT personnel has to attend to other things rather than user troubles). Basically what I'm trying to say here is what will be the primary use for the computer where you will install Linux onto... Once you answer (to yourself) that, you may take a more accurate decision as to which distro suits better your needs.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:25 PM   #22
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Just pick another Linux distro
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:27 PM   #23
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you can install ximian desktop on redhat 9 officially. I like ximian desktop.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:07 PM   #24
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yay.. first post... *waves*


my question...
is this Fedora thing advisable for somone who has pretty much NO experience of linux at all?
dose it install as easily as Red Hat 9 (which is my other option).

a bit more info...
Im intrested in using linux as my main operating system again because of the aGNUla linux audio production project and on there site they say that 2.0 of there system will run on the Fedora Core.

my computer is a hidiously shambolic self built pain in the but, however, i have run linux beafore (red hat 4.. then suse 3) back when i was very young.. but in my youthful exuberence i got bord... and i didnt know what i was doing anyway... this time i'm going to get it right!

any other aGNUla users out there who whould like to share some experience.. please do
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:26 PM   #25
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Linux keeps getting easier to install and maintain. The Fedora version is easier to work with than RedHat 9, which is no longer supported. There are all kinds of apt installations and RPM's available, plus you can get really good help at this site.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:33 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by crm
yay.. first post... *waves*


my question...
is this Fedora thing advisable for somone who has pretty much NO experience of linux at all?
dose it install as easily as Red Hat 9 (which is my other option).

a bit more info...
Im intrested in using linux as my main operating system again because of the aGNUla linux audio production project and on there site they say that 2.0 of there system will run on the Fedora Core.

my computer is a hidiously shambolic self built pain in the but, however, i have run linux beafore (red hat 4.. then suse 3) back when i was very young.. but in my youthful exuberence i got bord... and i didnt know what i was doing anyway... this time i'm going to get it right!

any other aGNUla users out there who whould like to share some experience.. please do
Absolutely, Fedora es quite newbie friendly... and as many other things in Linux, depending on what do you expect from the system... You can do pretty much the same in any Linux distribution, the differences is the ways and paths uses to achieve the same thing... Also another influential factor is your previous knowledge of computers, especially the Windows Operating System, although nowadays you may find Windows and Linux (thanks to the graphical interfaces) pretty similar, the way they both work "under the hood" is quite different, and as such you may hit agains a brick wall when you are used to do some things in a certain way in Windows and find out that in Linux the same is done quite differently or not done at all... keep that in mind to decrease the degree of frustration
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:42 PM   #27
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"the way they both work "under the hood" is quite different"

are there any sites, that use nice pictures and diagrams to run through the basics... i remember getting very confused with the structure of the filesystem espically... .
. ill go check the fedora site again...
... nope.... nothing so userfriendly *cries*
 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:46 PM   #28
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=65331

^found it....

im begining to realise... if it aint on this site... it probably dosent exist :P
 
Old 04-17-2004, 07:37 PM   #29
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good...
 
Old 05-01-2004, 07:49 AM   #30
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if i'm going to switch to Fedora which is supported, do i still need to update my nvidia drivers? this is my frustration as of now. it's all pain that i can't get this driver to wok
 
  


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