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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
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"The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free, open-source operating system distribution. Fedora 12 includes a robust feature set for desktop users, administrators, developers and open source enthusiasts alike. New enhancements available in Fedora 12 include next-generation Ogg Theora video, virtualization improvements and advancements to NetworkManager, among numerous others."
Distribution: Fedora 12, Arch Linux (updated daily =D)
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6
Newer software, rolling release, easy setup, yum
Some major persistant bugs
I've used fedora in the past, but didn't like it because I couldn't accelerate my graphics hardware. I read that they now have experimental support for 3-d on my radeon chipset with KMS, which is great for me, as I hate fglrx.
I was using Fedora for a while, the Xfce is nice, but it wasn't long until the kernel crashed on me :( It proceeded to do so at least 14 times that day. 14 times. Not even UBUNTU is that bad! To alleviate your problems with Fedora 12:
1. rebuild libdrm and mesa from git, along w/ radeon driver.
2. USE A VANILLA KERNEL
3. Rebuild Firefox from source. Fedoraproject.org says that only their firefox will work, but they are wrong.
All my problems are now alleviated, but it took forever. Furthermore, I had 14 kernel crashes in one day (pathetic!) and 12 other crashes that were just graphics crashes. They are all gone now.
Unless you want some headaches that must be fixed because all you will take is Fedora, or you're required to have version 12, just skip this release entirely. Trust me, you're not missing out on anything.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8
plenty of software available on the repo
difficult to upgrade.
I've been using this distro for about 3 months and haven't had any problems with it. All the software I want and need can be found (yum, rpm, or compiled from source) runs fast runs secure, has all the manuals, all the tools, I'm happy and I like it. To me it's a good distribution.
But wait... the laptop it runs on is pretty crap. Doesn't have kick ass 3D graphics, doesn't have a sound card to make your ears bleed, and I do everything from the terminal so no heavy graphic applications are used.
It is also a very difficult distribution to upgrade, sudo yum upgrade is basically a suicide command.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
Best Linux Distro Ever
Some java stuff doesn't work
As usual no licenced stuff included but that is easily fixed by adding rpmfusion to the repositories and you can get flash from Adobe.
It looks great and works perfectly. I've got it installed on 3 boxes: 2 PCs and one laptop.
The PCs are dual core intel with ATI graphics and 64 bit quad core AMD with Nvidia graphics. The Laptop is an old 64 bit Turion with ATI graphics and broadcom wireless. Performance is excellent esp., boot speed. Network Manager is a dream now (I used to disable this because it was pain in the A) for the first time ever I can turn on/off the wireless with a click of the mouse and using my mobile as a modem was so simple, took about 3 mins to set up. Great work guys.