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Of Distros and Operating Systems: Part Fedora

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Install

The install of Fedora goes much faster than the openSUSE install and was very well done. I used the install DVD and chose Gnome (though KDE may be ‘my thing’; or not). Fedora recognized that I had a UPS attached via USB. I wish I could tell you more at this time…

Updates

I followed some instructions from a Fedora user on the Ubuntu forums that were supposed to increase the speed of patching.

Bit more here

His quickie on openSUSE




Fedora 8 In The Side Pocket

Fedora 8 loaded quickly, detected my UPS and did some other things that were nice, but when I tried to get my X configured with dual monitors and the Nvidia drivers (Livinia.org RPM)… one screen worked fine, but the other refused to display at anything above 640×480. <strike one>

Package Management

If you are the type of person who enjoys it when finger nails are dragged slowly across a chalk board then you will fall in love with Fedora’s package management system.

Fedora 8 In The Side Pocket

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