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Another Day Another Distro--Part 9--Fedora 8

Nov 16, 2007, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Lynch)

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"Apologies for the slight delay in publishing this review but life got in my way a bit as it invariably does, the upside though is that I spent a few days with Fedora 8 rather than just one or two I had planned. I've used Fedora quite a bit in the past, starting with the original Fedora Core a few years back. It seems they've dropped the core bit from the name and I was anxious to see what else had changed in the couple of years we'd been apart...

"As I'm sure most people reading this will know, Fedora is the free branch of Red Hat Linux, probably the largest Linux distributor around, at least in the enterprise market. As I mentioned I've used Fedora since the original Fedora Core came out years back. It was always an impressive system but I found it was often awkward to use as a main home desktop. Setting up things like multimedia codecs and proprietary video drivers was a bit of an effort, not massive but still not the sort of thing a novice user would relish. In the last couple of years I discovered Ubuntu and was wooed away from Fedora. So coming back to it with a fresh perspective how would I feel? I didn't know..."

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