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Old 07-25-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Red Hat 9 Or Fedora Core?

Fedore Core
Red Hat Linux 9

this may seem like a weird topic, but after trying out fedora core 2, then trying out rh 9, redhat was much better...
any comments about wich distro you would pick between the two?
Old 07-25-2004, 01:39 AM   #2
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I've used Redhat 9 and both releases of Fedora - from what I see Redhat 9 was very solid but is now very much out of date whereas Fedora Core 2 is very up to date...

I'm using FC2 now and have had no problems apart from sound (but it's fine if you just press play on XMMS every time it stops) - I'm running quite a high-end machine though so not sure what it's like on a lower-spec PC...
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I would choose Fedora Core 2. It has an updated kernel and open source software. Plus its free. But I can't think of anything that you can do on RH9 that you can't do on FC2
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rh9 is free too...
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RH9 is better if your computer is older...FC2 is a hog.

If that isn't a problem, get FC2.
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plus, rh gets stuff setupped and configured a lot faster than fedora , even on new pcs...
Old 07-26-2004, 07:53 AM   #7
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plus fedora 1-2 and redhat 9.0 are not stable. only rhel is stable.
if u want a stable (free) distro u may prefer debian, slackware etc. but fedora 2 is quite good for personal usage.
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is rhel free like the others?
Old 01-03-2006, 09:50 AM   #9
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RH9 is great I still have a machine running it and when I found that you can use apt/yum type repos to keep it updated well it was even better.

However, I did buckle and upgraded to FC3 straight from RH9 and it seemed ok however when I went from FC4 everything went a bit wrong. So what would I suggest?

FC3 upgrade ok, FC4 clean install is the way RH9 great on low end machine.

Now using FC4 on one of my home machines RH9 and FC3 on work machines. Hate up2date no longer works properly in FC4 but new gnome seems ok if not a little bit slow.
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Aah....a topic that would similar thread floating all over the forum...

I have RH9 installed on my computer and would be upgrading to FC4 only because it has the latest kernel and more number and variety of software that what it is in RH9!


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