Fedora Core 2 - quite satisfied
Posted May 22, 2004 8:40 UTC (Sat) by maceto
Parent article: Fedora Core 2 Review (LinuxLookup.com)
The thing about RedHat has been, it has worked, the gui has just worked- and not more to it, they also have had nice admin tools to fix stuff. So I can quite understand why it`s popular. Debian is way harder (woody) and not all have the old hardware to support it. A new version on the way tho, and if you Fedora people like easy, well then 15000 + all "illegal" codecs etc to find other places. Debian has lots alot of people cause of the woody-sarge taking way to long. This will be solved this fall. And to you who talk about security- have a lok at what startup on the Fedora WOW! that is like every service possible without the ram taking a blow.
Suse 9.1 way way better release, even if in house testing, the lates Mandrake more stable than they ever have been.
What I can`t wait for tho is NOvell 1. with ximian desktop with gnome 2.6.2 ( probably by then) with all plugins just working out of the box. Yast with possible more addons etc. And more addon`s from Novell. Then I will remove Windows for good, even tho Fedora did it`s best, cause to Redhat puching it as a beta ( it`s not any better than a beta considering the Release critical bugs they even put in the release notes) Not one release from the Linux community have been like this, this is like when win 98 came out!
Man, RedHat grow up, you make money, will not kill you to have the "final" as a rc a bit longer, cause that was the final nail in the coffin when it comes to me testing it.
About me tested about 70! (yes belive it or not) linux distros. Have a 10 mbit line @ home and was without a job for some weeks.
And I like a feature or two with most.
What I always have gone back to is debian, why? well I can find it all, that is plugins/codecs- all windowmakers, uptodate gnome/kde- without using to much time getting hand dirty. Hell I like Slack, but to much time go get that perfect dekstop, always something one want better, and then debian is faster.
Dropline for all distros maby would be nice ( a bit buggy, needs more testing)
Gnome 2.6.1 soon going into debian by the way. and the new installer going into rc1 in a qouple of weeks
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