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Re: Will you recommend fedora to a newcomer?

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
If you want a 'stable' OS - there's RHEL (pay) or CentOS (free)

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.


I am sending this from a machine running centos. I would not recommend this for a total newbie, since the mail list community is geared more for enterprise users. Some people are slightly hostile to newbie desktop questions. I am planning on trying FC5 soon. Just my opinion.

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