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Postby hairy_Palms on Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:22 am

anyone tried it? whats your first impression, its definately improved a lots since i tried fedora core 6 but yum and its GUI's are still dog-slow compared to apt-get /synaptic the desktop itself its much faster and the later kernel 2.6.23 fixed the wireless woes i was getting with gutsy, i think i might just be sticking with it at least until hardy ships a 2.6.23 ore later kernel, its font are also better than gutsys.
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Postby Husse on Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:54 am

Yes out of curiosity.
Large download - more than 3 GB
It does not care for your other Linux automatically, you have to add them manually and write the "boot line" from their menu.lst
And Fedora (also Fedora 7) is the only distro where a wired network does not work for me. It finds eth0 but when I try to activate the connection it says "Cable not connected" which is untrue as it works with the other 7 distros in that computer.
So I skip it....
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Postby kanishka on Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:33 pm

Husse wrote:It does not care for your other Linux automatically, you have to add them manually and write the "boot line" from their menu.lst


Yeah, that's veeery annoying...
And, the package manager is noticeably slow. Don't compare it to Synaptic or you're in for a bad surprise... :(
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Postby nick on Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:23 am

Hi

I have tried Fedora 5, 6,7, and 8. In all cases I have no mouse pointer after splash screen on two computers on a fairly standard setup.

This has been a known problem since Fedora 4, on Ferdora 8 the updates removed my sound and network

Been using Linux for 10 years and have always found Fedora one of the most dissapointing, and in my opinion, overrated Distros

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Postby Husse on Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:52 pm

We should not distro bash but the nice artwork in 7 was gone?
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Postby exploder on Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:24 pm

I tested out Fedora 8 on my system and it worked perfectly. The system was fast and stable. I prefer LinuxMint but Fedora 8 is very good.

My two cents.
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Postby todds on Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:58 pm

Dear All
I would agrree that fedora is slighlty over rated,but this is there best release so far.

Yum the package manger is now the fastest it has ever been though:-)

Artwork quite poor compared to version 7.


regards

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Re: Fedora 8

Postby bef on Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:56 pm

i have had a brief play with it. fedora 8 has a number of notable improvements and, although i agree that the artwork has slipped a bit, it is still a very visually pleasing distribution.
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Re: Fedora 8

Postby Borat on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:56 pm

I'm not sure if its myself or if I need to change something somewhere, but the last two fedora release has updates that is too slow for me to ever get them, I have never had any other problems with other Linux distro's updates.
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Re: Fedora 8

Postby Caraibes on Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:57 pm

I am a very happy Fedora user ! (FC3, FC5, FC6, F7 and F8...)

Fedora has always been the very best for my DESKTOP (I don't have to deal with wireless, it's not a laptop...)

It is IMO rather simple to setup: once install, I add the Livna repos (also the Adobe Flash & Skype repos), then I just download and install what I need.

I am a Gnome user (occasionally Fluxbox)

That said, I usually don't set Fedora on laptops, because of the wifi issue... For laptops, any *Buntu based system is usually better (I run Xubuntu Dapper on my very old laptop...)

I usually use a mix of Fedora, Debian, Mandriva & *Buntu... on my various boxes...
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Re: Fedora 8

Postby kanishka on Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:38 am

I erased my F8 partition a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday I wanted to reinstall it, to give it another try... Man, I lost an entire afternoon NOT getting it properly installed in the same PC and with the same DVD I previously used :(
In the end, I wasn't able to do a single upgrade because Pup stalled everytime for a loooooooooong time. Since you cannot use Yum when Pup is working (or NOT working), I could not install anything else, including the nVidia drivers that I need in every Linux distro (otherwise my screen is shifted to the right, cutting one of its sides, and monitor frequency is a mess).
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Re: Fedora 8

Postby NoClue! on Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:36 am

I don't know who their target user is......................certainly not me.
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