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Re: Is It Worth Installing F9 Alpha?



John Summerfield wrote:
> Andrew Farris wrote:
>> greg wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 20:56 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>>> I downloaded the DVD iso of Fedora 9 Alpha some time ago. Is it still
>>>> worth installing and then updating, or should I wait for a "beta"
>>>> release...or will updating effectively give me the beta?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Bob Cochran
>>>> Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
>>>>
>>> i'd wait for the beta if not the Release candidate .. its pretty close
>>> to the finish of the Alpha anyway, an things will more than likely
>>> change in the Beta, ..you can update to the beta once you install the
>>> Alpha but its prefered to make a clean install, that way no traces of
>>> Bugs from the alpha is left behind
>>
>> And there are quite a few of them.  I'd suggest waiting for Beta as
>> well.  Your other choice would be to do a network install, which your
>> Alpha disk could let you do, but I would not just install the
>> packages from the Alpha disk.. do the network install or wait.
>>
> I'll add my opinion. f9a is barely useable for me, with will-known
> problems. nobody needs more reports of the same problems.
>
> If you want to track brokenware, await the next ISOs, install and
> track rawhide. If you install now you may find your first update is
> well over 500 Mbytes. I'm trying to be conservative and
> non-controversial here, I want to say it will be well over 500 Mbytes;-)
>
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I guess I'll wait for the beta
release. March 20 or so...that's not long.

Bob


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