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Re: New to linux



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.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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