Fedora - NO NEW USERS PLEASE
Posted May 20, 2004 19:44 UTC (Thu) by hppnq
In reply to: Fedora - NO NEW USERS PLEASE
Parent article: Fedora Core 2 Review (LinuxLookup.com)
I must admit I have only given it a quick spin, but I really cannot find anything wrong with Fedora 2's system tools.
As for the review: to call it that is giving it too much credit, it's more like five or six random observations. Well yes, there is a menu entry called Kopete, I can hardly deny it. How this is ogin to upset either newbies or advanced users, I really couldn't tell. Package management works okay for me, up2date had no trouble at all installing the three updates that were available. Perhaps the reviewer was installing on flaky hardware?
The only remark that makes any sense is that Fedora does not include the fancy stuff people might expect from a full-blown distribution. I applaud Fedora for choosing to only include packages that match their license restrictions. If you do want Flash, Realplayer and all that, even for a newbie downloading and installing these packages is painless.
Basically the conclusion is that Fedora is not at all like the reviewer's favourite distribution. Not really interesting stuff.
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