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Re: Question for our users



Strange answer.

I started with Fedora 4, and have remained with Fedora. While along the way, some versions up to 7, were flakey, the most current versions are outstanding.

I found that Fedora is not allowed to mention livna.org or the merged repros sites where firmware, multi-media stuff may be fetched.  Following the advice in any forum, one comes out with an outstandingly functional distribution. 

On the negative side, there is no long term support for Fedora. Typical support is for 24 months (6 months for current version, 12-18 mo for back versions).

It was true that Red Hat used Fedora to protect RH from problems. However, Fedora is more global now, and Red Hat and other distributions feed on Fedora's new offerings.

RPM is easy if you learn about yum or even better, yumex.


--- On Mon, 1/19/09, jack wallen <jlwallen monkeypantz net> wrote:

From: jack wallen <jlwallen monkeypantz net>
Subject: Re: Question for our users
To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Monday, January 19, 2009, 11:06 AM

Mike McGrath wrote:
> Hello Fedora Users!  I was wondering if everyone wouldn't mind answering
> the following questions for me to the list.
>
> What is Fedora (the operating system)?
>
>   
Fedora is a distribution of Linux that is used by Red Hat as a testing ground to prove and test software for its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat was, at one point, a free, open source distribution until the model was changed and now Red Hat is a purchased, enterprise-level distribution of Linux. Fedora, in essence, has taken the place of the free version of Red Hat.
> Who uses Fedora?
>
>   
Anyone accustomed to the RPM package manager and who cut their teeth on Red Hat.
> Who should use Fedora?
>   
New users should avoid Fedora unless they want to be forced to learn the ins and outs of solving Linux issues.
> Thanks all!
>
>     -Mike
>
>   

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