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Re: New to linux



On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 11:16 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 09:07, Tim wrote:
> 
> > > Is it better to install a complete version of Fedora 5 ( any
> > > recommendation ? ) ( i.e. the pc has got a DVD rewriter – I am not
> > > sure about conversion from ISO using cdwriter – any advice ? )
> > 
> > Since you said you're new to this, I'd try FC4 (as a clean install, not
> > trying to update FC3 to FC4).  It's been out long enough for many bugs
> > to have been resolved, and is still being kept up to date.
> > 
> > FC5 is new, has one or two quite painful bugs, and is probably best
> > tackled by someone familiar with installing Fedora against a few
> > hurdles, or doesn't mind a challenge straight away.
> 
> The bugs in FC5 involve specific hardware so I'd recommend the
> opposite approach.  Start with FC5 and use FC4 only as plan B
> in the unlikely event that you have problems on your hardware.
> FC5 has newer versions of applications and will be supported
> longer. In either case, do a 'yum update' immediately after
> the install and frequently afterwords to stay up to date.
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not only would I agree with Les, I just installed FC-5 on Saturday and
I'm very impressed.

Craig


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