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View Poll Results: My vote for fedora is:
Execellent 58 37.18%
It's OK but needs improvement 87 55.77%
Hummm....too many changes will wait for FC4 5 3.21%
Dont like it to buggy going back to my older distro 5 3.21%
What's fedora? 1 0.64%
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Old 9th January 2005, 10:58 PM
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How do you RATE fedora 3?

We know is beta ground for RHEL4 so how is fedora working out for you. I have so small issues that I am not able to fix. One in not being able to hotsync my clie and sometimes mplayer plugin for mozilla works and sometimes it doesnt. And its becoming very frustating.

What issues do you have so can somehow let the developers know.
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Old 9th January 2005, 11:27 PM
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Much better support for usb and media than FC2 IMHO - still needs improvements in those area however.
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Old 9th January 2005, 11:28 PM
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while i voted to going back to my old distro, i'm actually going to give suse9.2 a try. (leaving core 2 on the other machine.)
i might try core 3 again in a few months, or wait till core4 is out. it's got too many things that just don't work as smoothly as they should. (or in some cases, if they work) core3 showed alot of promise, but it's frustrating to use because of the bugs. IMO they tried adding/changing too many things and didn't get them properly integrated before releasing it. ( i myself could care less if they meet their deadline for getting a new release out if it improves the stability and over all usability of the release. it's almost...... i dunno, like M$? {as in pushing something out before it's ready and hoping no one will notice})
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Old 9th January 2005, 11:34 PM
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I think everyone who uses it wil have some issues no matter what. Most of its users are used to other OSes, not to mention other BRANDs. I enjoyed being able to run it on my laptop with few issues to work out. But hey, its LIFTS.

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Old 10th January 2005, 02:11 AM
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Better than FC2

I'm pretty pleased with FC3. It's working better with music and usb for me. The install was hairy but once I got it up it's been working fine. Because of the install my other 2 computers are still on FC2.
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Old 10th January 2005, 02:32 AM
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I am not a long time linux user (I have only been using linux for 10 days) but I have to say this is simply the best distro I have run, even better then KNOPPIX and that is really hard to do. Now even tho I am singing FC3 ture, there is still things that need to be improved. Like x86_64 support, MP3 player by defult (Come on now VideoLAN anybody?), missing a few "key" files. Some issues I have seen and gone pretty fast much thanks to the community. (Like you guys, thank you all very much for all of your help)
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Old 10th January 2005, 02:45 AM
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I think Fedora itself is excellent most of its problems are actually related to crummy third party apps, but of course there is always room for improvement, I think it would be great if they made sure sound mixing worked for both of the main window managers out of the box.
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Old 10th January 2005, 03:16 AM
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I rated Fedora Core 3 as excellent for a few reasons. one is that it is free as opposed to windows that charges $200 just for the operating system, and then $450 for Office. This is all inclusive. Second, it is very customizeable. I am new to Fedora and was mad at first when i couldn't play mp3's, but it is easy to install the plug-ins and customize lots of other aspects. the layout is also great because discs and USB drives show right up on the desktop. The partitioning is also convenient, in case the OS messes up, yo can reinstall it and all your documents won't be deleted.

Some of these are just towards linux in general, but i love FC3.
I am not saying i don't have any problems with Fedora, but for a free OS, it is exceptionally good.
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Old 10th January 2005, 03:26 AM
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FC3 was decent, but buggy, and since my sister made off with my test machine, I am happily using the FC2 main box with no problems. Since FC2 does the job for me, I'm in no rush to return to FC3 but will wait for FC4.
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Old 10th January 2005, 03:34 AM
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I think my biggest prob with not giving fedora core 3 an excellent is that gnome and kde do not seem to have integrated nicely with xorg(I'm sure this a common linux distro prob). Also gnome needs some work with adding menu items and choosing default apps for certain file types... It should just be easier than editing config files by hand.(also sure this a common linux distro prob)

Other than that my probs are mostly with 3rd party apps. The anouncement of Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 for linux is nice news given that I have to print some pdfs from a windows machine to actually get them to print...

Driver are vastly improved as well as USB.

I think all and all things are getting better. And there is great potential for future FC4
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Old 10th January 2005, 05:02 AM
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FC3 was decent, but buggy, and since my sister made off with my test machine, I am happily using the FC2 main box with no problems. Since FC2 does the job for me, I'm in no rush to return to FC3 but will wait for FC4.
I am with you. For some reason fc2 does bettter I did update the kernel but dont use the latest I am still stuck at 2.6.7 version which works great for all my needs.
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Old 10th January 2005, 06:36 AM
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I like pushing my OS to its limits, which is why Fedora was appealing to me. There are a lot of small issues with FC3--it lacks polish. Actually, on the surface it's pretty good, but under the hood, I still see a lot of grease and grime and very little candy apple hot rod red paint. It's getting a little too feature rich for my taste. I'd like to see the feature set freeze for six months and just clean things up and get the packages and the kernel solid. I would be happy if FC4 doesn't offer anything new-n-improved as long as it fixes many of the things in FC3 that should have been cleaner to start with.
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Old 10th January 2005, 06:55 AM
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But then would it be bleeding edge? I actually wanted to load suse9.1 this last reformat on my desktop but it refuses to install at all, it has to do with my keyboard it appears that the usb driver module in 9.1 does not like my mx duo for bluetooth. I suspect this is the same general bug that affects every fc Kernel I have ever used in which the system hangs during boot because it fails to detect the mouse properly [its a bluetooth mouse and the hub acts as a bluetooth reciever.] I had to go crawling back to Fedora since it is the only distro I know of that I like at all [Mandrake was just eeehhh.]that at least works most of the time with my overly expensive keyboard. On my Laptop FC3 is great, much better than Suse ever was, even if Suse is more professional, I'm going to try downloading Suse 9.2 and running that installer and seeing what happens, maybe they updated that bug since 9.1 pro.
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Old 10th January 2005, 07:09 AM
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Shadow Skill, do you have the free space for suse? Some distros are picky. I also agree when it comes to tweaking fedora is great but some settings and new apps should be polish. I noticed some users had disappeared from the forum due to encoutering many issues with fc3 and are now trying out other distros.
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Old 10th January 2005, 07:23 AM
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I like Fedora Core 3. But it stills little bugs ...

USB and MP3 works fine, but mplayer and mplayer-plugin are ugly ... sometime it works or not ...
I think Xine is a good choice for stability but it's plugin for firefox is not very good ...

And a strange bug in OpenOffice : With Calc, if i enter a word whixh is not recognize by the dictionnary and i right-click on the cell, my HD start to work for 5mn and after calc close "him" by itself !!!
Very Strange !!!

But FC3 works well on my old laptop and i haven't got big problems ... Just some little glitches that can be fixed for sure !

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