Announcing Fedora Core 3 Test 2
Posted Sep 20, 2004 22:46 UTC (Mon) by jensend
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After being a RH user since 5.2 I used FC1 and, for a short time, FC2. I gave up after realizing that RedHat is not interested in fixing fundamental problems but rather in using Fedora as a battery of test drugs on a community of guinea pigs. Recent RPM releases have all been terribly broken (hangs and locking problems everywhere you turn), RH's tools are horribly bloated and ineffective (look at how much memory is taken up by such things as the update alert applet and at how miserably bad a job the various system-* tools do), RH is at the forefront of the Gnome user hostility programme which has driven Gnome usability ever further into the ground since 1.4 (and incorporates the user-hostile ideology into everything else as well, including the install), other desktops and WMs are given short shrift, every package is built in a way that maximizes dependencies, and in general there's a feeling of fighting the distro to get anything done.
I think about a quarter of the updates for FC2 are just either package nomenclature updates or the latest reroll of gaim.
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