Fedora and MP3
Posted Apr 6, 2006 2:54 UTC (Thu) by yodermk
Parent article: Fedora and MP3
Fedora is *not supposed* to be a distribution for the masses and, IMHO, promoting it is if it were is just asking for trouble. FC5 on my work computer (a fairly new desktop with an Intel motherboard) only does video with the VESA driver and I still have not gotten sound to work (even though it detects the onboard chip). I tried to give FC4 to a couple friends and both had trouble. (One is now happily using Ubuntu, the other's computer is simply messed up and doesn't even run 'Doze reliably.) Anyone who uses Fedora needs to know how to dig through forums and howto repositories.
I think the solution for "the masses," at the moment, is unfortunately for-pay distributions such as Linspire. They can do everything legally and have some income to hopefully put together a solid product that will work right on most hardware.
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