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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey all.
my questions are about fedora.
it seems to me that it is a free linux from RH, right ?
does anybody test it ?
I heared that it is the best linux around, is it true ?
thanks.
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by John Todd:
it seems to me that it is a free linux from RH, right ?

Yes. In other words, it's the same thing you previously called "Red Hat Linux".

Originally posted by John Todd:
does anybody test it ?

I'm pretty sure Red Hat tests it before releasing new versions...

Originally posted by John Todd:
I heared that it is the best linux around, is it true ?

It depends on who you ask. I haven't installed a "personal" linux distribution since Red Hat 7.3 so I don't have much basis to make comparisons.


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Arjun Shastry
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I have tried Fedora and it sucks especially on Laptop.Mandrake is better for new guys.


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Originally posted by John Todd:
Hey all.
my questions are about fedora.
it seems to me that it is a free linux from RH, right ?
does anybody test it ?
I heared that it is the best linux around, is it true ?
thanks.


1. Fedora is an open community effort, but it's built on the Red Hat architecture (as is Mandrake). Although many of the people involved in Fedora are Red hat employees - and, AFAIK even doing their work on Red Hat's payroll, you don't have to work for Red hat to contribute. More importantly, you can't buy Fedora from Red Hat, nor can you call Red Hat for Fedora support.

2. It's a little mature for "testing". I run my video recorder using Fedora Core 1, but it's now considered obsolete. Core 2 is the active release, with Core 3 expected to go live within a month or so.

3. "Best" is a grossly-abused concept. Fedora is one of the best solutions for what I do, but YMMV. Some prefer Debian, Gentoo or even Slackware. There is no "best" Linux any more than Linux is the "best" solution for all computing needs. yes, you're touched a sore nerve. I've endured too many kiddie who haven't seen jack but get all in your face about "best".


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Jesse Torres
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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What should I focus on learning? PLEASE HELP

Fedora, Katonix, or Mandrake? Which should be my focus to learn? Also is Fedora free, if so where can I obtain a free download?
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Arjun Shastry
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I found Mandrake documentation very systematic.They explained everything from scratch.Fedora is supposed to be for advanced Linux users.Go for Mandrake.
For downloading, best way is to contact your local Linux User Group(LUG) and purchase the CDs from them.Complete Mandrake/Fedora set might cost you not more than $1 or 2(Atleast I purchased it for Rs 75 and another 150 from LUG).
[ October 06, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
 
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