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Re: Will you recommend fedora to a newcomer?


On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 09:07 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 16:57 +0100, Leon wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > 
> > Lately, I have been bringing my laptop to work in my office in a
> > Univ. My colleagues are amazed how pretty the os is (I use the default
> > theme). I have shown them some of the greatest features of linux like
> > the security issue and the vast of free software that do a better job
> > than its windows counterpart.
> > 
> > They are interested and want me to help them install linux to their
> > laptop too. From my experience with FC5 since test1, I am not very
> > confident. FC5 is great for experienced people who can fix some minor
> > bugs but it doesn't seems to be a distribution to new users. I would
> > now recommend them to use SuSE linux but would be good to hear your
> > opinions.
> ----
> If you want a 'stable' OS - there's RHEL (pay) or CentOS (free)

I wouldn't consider these distros easy for new/first time users.

> If you want the 'leading edge' in desktop applications, Fedora is a
> great place to be. Any distribution that is on the leading edge is going
> to have some rough edges.

Some distributions on the leading edge have more rough edges than
others. Compare FC5 to SuSE linux 10.0. A new user is going to have a
better first time experience with SuSE.

> Craig


Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.

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