Fedora and MP3
Posted Apr 6, 2006 16:16 UTC (Thu) by NRArnot
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Thirded. Would recommend Scientific Linux or Centos for anyone wanting a free tracker of red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The name "Scientific Linux" may be offputting. It's called that because it's produced by people at CERN and Fermilab, but in fact it's a pretty good linux for anyone who wants free (as in beer), easy-to-use, and Redhat-alikeness. Apart from a group of optional additional packages, there's nothing science-specific in there. It's a perfectly fine linux for anyone who wants Redhat flavour but doesn't want to pay. You have the backing of a large scientific community, so its unlikely that any showstopper bugs would be lift unfixed for long.
BTW I have managed smooth upgrades from Fedora 1 and 2 to Scientific Linux and Centos using the "linux upgradeany" option. The only post-upgrade hassle was that yum needed to be fixed, by installing the sl-release or centos-release rpm (using --force) and then uninstalling fedora-release. YMMV, have not tried escaping from FC3, 4 or 5 yet.
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