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Re: New to linux



On Mon, 29 May 2006 09:39:35 -0700 Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:

> 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.
> ----
> not only would I agree with Les, I just installed FC-5 on Saturday and
> I'm very impressed.
> 
> Craig


I have FC5 on several different computers and they all went well, except one,
the CDROM was so slow on read it took 3 hours to do the install!!! LOL  But
once it was in it ran fine.

I agree, before setting anything up do a yum -y update.  Be prepared it will
take a bit, but it should be worth it in the long run.

Will

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