"Given Red Hat's recent announcement that Red Hat Linux and
Fedora Linux an merging into the Fedora Project, I thought I would
see what Fedora was like. I began by downloading the source files
for Fedora Core 1. Installation was fairly straightforward, and my
Philips monitor and SiS onboard video were detected correctly. I
recommend using the optional CD media test provided to test all CDs
before launching the graphic installer, as it can save you time by
finding out immediately if one of the CDs is faulty. I chose the
automatic partitioning option and the Personal Desktop install.
While the packages are installing, the estimated remaining time is
shown. An overall progress bar shows the name, description and size
of each package as it's installed. A graphic changes periodically,
providing details about the dev-log mailing list, the Fedora Web
site and the Fedora IRC channels.
"Once the installation was finished and the computer had
rebooted, a post-installation menu appeared. This menu included a
license agreement, the facility to set the date and time (including
support for NTP servers), user account creation (including NIS or
Kerberos support), a sound card test and an option to use
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