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Old 13th November 2005, 02:50 AM
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I love Fedora

/cuddle in warm blanket on a cold night

Just wanted to share my love for Fedora with you all, for no really good reason =).

Over the past 5 years Ive been messing with Linux on and off, Ive used several distro's such as: Red Hat, Mandrake, Mandrivia, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, and a few others. But when I picked up Fedora Core 4 a few months back, I got really obsessed. Never before was 99% of my hardware recognized immediatly upon installation. I was in awe. Hell, ever since Warcraft 3 came out, it never would install on my windows box for some reason, but installed perfectly with Wine lol. Crossover Office has sat on my bookself forever, since I never really messed with linux too seriously to install it. Have had a Cedega subscription forever, never really took advantage of it. Im a changed man.

Acrobat, Photoshop, 60% of the games I play, all the other cool little apps I use on a regular basis work perfectly, and with Fedora's robust distro (I havent found any other distro besides Ubuntu that was pretty easy to use casually, but Ubuntu was frusterating-too easy lol) Im able to work entirely in Linux....except for Eve-Online =(. Quick, easy at times, a challenge at times. When I got my ATI card working perfectly in Fedora, I was cheering for a week, praising myself on my uber accomplishment. Havent felt that good since I was messing with my 80386 waaay back in the day. Every small victory is a monument, every day I learn more.

So here I am, happy as a bumble bee. Tell your love story for Fedora/Linux =)
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Old 13th November 2005, 03:41 AM
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I tried Debian for awhile but found it too unfriendly. I tried Ubuntu but found it annoying since it wanted to do too many things for me like a high-tax paying socialist government. I tried Fedora and it was somewhere in between and fit just right. It is cozy in the middle. I love it almost as much as my cat.
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Old 13th November 2005, 03:47 AM
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I've never really had any of the major problems with Fedora that I have had with other distros. Fedora works for me like none other has done. I love Fedora.
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Old 13th November 2005, 08:37 PM
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I moved to Fedora from Red Hat 9. At first I was a bit skeptic as what would this "revamped" Red Hat would do, to my surprise, Yarrow (FC1) was very well put together and the novelty yum was at the time blown me away (I had tried to use apt-get on RH 9 and was very impressed with that too). I began using 2.6 kernels the day 2.6.0 came out (tried some of the test builds too) and the distro was 2.6 ready from the get go!! I moved to Tettnang since FC2T3 came out, when FC2 final was available I was all over it, too... Tettnang was one heck of distro too, though it had some rough edges. Heck my home server still runs Tettnang quite happily. By the time Heidelberg (FC3) came out, I waited until it was a bit mature (one month or so) since I had my Tettnang way too customized and didn't wanted to blow away all that work, but then I built the nerve to install Heidelberg... To this day I think of all FC distros, the one that impressed me the most after installation has got to be Heidelberg, everyting felt... just right. Hardware had never been an issue for the past 6 years, since I only buy Linux-compatible hardware since I moved 100% Linux, so that was not an issue, however it felt to some extent better than Tettnang, especially GNOME felt a lot better (faster, and over all better layed out). I was hessitant to move to Stentz, again since I had done so much customization on Heidelberg. The first time I installed Stentz, I felt a bit disoriented, and what especially felt like a blockage was the "difficulty" to get some of my older programs to run right, like those based on Java, since installing a JRE was a bit trickier. Looking back now, I say that in Stentz they did exactly what was needed for Java and it is not difficult at all, just... different. The idea of being able to have multiple JREs installed on the system to be used system wide is quite interesting (at least from a developer's point of view or a power user's point of view).

I've used a lot of other distributions, but I've lways (some how) been dragged back to Red Hat and now Fedora. There's always one thing I really like on a distro and something I really hate... Only two distros I've tested where the blance of things I like and dislike is just perfect: Fedora and Gentoo, and I've got them both!
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Old 27th November 2005, 03:14 PM
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Im suprised there isnt more love for fedora, given the audience here =) I love it even more now that I play world of warcraft and a few other games on it.....its just sooo.....smooth =)
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Old 27th November 2005, 03:43 PM
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When I came first to this forum, it was because I wanted to know how to restore my winxp partition:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=53827

Some half a year later I'm primarily using Debian sarge by default for my daily work, but I have to say that FC really pulled me into the world of linux. I'm no fanatic, but I just can do better without windows. There's no need for it anymore. Debian is my preferred choice for the moment, because I like its stability and longer release cycle as well as, of course, apt. Perhaps I will give slackware a place on my HD next to Debian and FC4 in the near future in order to really dive into system internals.

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Old 28th November 2005, 05:59 PM
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Well I love Fedora too. I don't really have a point of reference as far as Linux distros since Fedora is the only one I used but still... It works for me. Nice community. You get leading edge software. They do a nice job with Extras. Many many packages are included in Extras and they do a good job of keeping them up to date. Also, one thing I noticed is when I search an rpm package on the net, many times I find it built for Fedora (and sometimes ONLY for Fedora). That gives me a nice warm feeling.
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Old 28th November 2005, 11:21 PM
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Yeah, like an old pair of Levis, FC4 just fits just right. Debian was toooo hard, Ubuntu was toooo soft...SuSE, though it could be Fedora's paternal twin, was just way too buggy on my hardware. With FC4 everything just worked right from the install. I had a few little gliches and a little tweaking to do, but hell, thats the whole Linux experience! If it were too easy it would be boreing. Great support, this forum rocks. Any kind of software you could need. Why anyone even messes with Wine is beyond me...And all this coming from the worlds biggest Bill Gates supporter, Windows power user #1. I still have nothing against XP (well, not much anyway) but I aint lookin back...
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Old 28th November 2005, 11:39 PM
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Same here. (Please don't flame people.)
I hate M$, but I have to say XP is pretty up-to-speed. Just install ClamWin (linux still owns, even on windows ) and the SP2 Firewall, you're good to go.
Linux is still much better, speedy, customizable, etc, and if it were not for games, I'd erase it completely. Just saying, it's not that bad.
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Old 28th November 2005, 11:44 PM
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I have the iso cd's from fc1, fc3 and fc4. Pretty soon fc5 will join this stack. I keep them under my pillow and when I wake up in the morning, I make sure they are still there. They protect me at night from the ActiveX zombies, you know...LOL
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Old 29th November 2005, 12:42 AM
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Rofl.... Yup, and those deadly trojans.... Oh, the Trojans...
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Old 17th December 2005, 02:10 AM
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I've been using Fedora since Red Hat 7. I did try everything else. I love Fedora more that anything else, except my wife. She loves it too. We love it together. We love each other. Fedora loves both of us.
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Old 17th December 2005, 02:15 AM
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I've been using Fedora since Red Hat 7. I did try everything else. I love Fedora more that anything else, except my wife. She loves it too. We love it together. We love each other. Fedora loves both of us.
And you better stop there, children might be watching this thread too
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Old 19th December 2005, 04:46 AM
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I love fedora too...............
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Old 22nd December 2005, 12:06 AM
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ahh...so when i first started using linux it was after seeing my friends comp (arch linuz) and i was dazzeled so i asked him to get me linux (i had no idea there were many kinds..hehhe) and he got me FC4. it didnt work i took a trip around linux...not even ubuntu worked. until i got dsl ...ubuntu still didnt work. and then finally i went back to my roots and fc 4 which worked and helpped me figure out all the other distros problems and even thou Ubuntu was easier i have stuck with FC because ....i like it better. hahaha and until a few days ago i used linux only to learn about it. then my sisters comp. got attacked by a trojan...and so did mine one windows xp.
It was then that i realized. CR@$# there are ppl out to get me and windows is leaving me out in the storm. now i only use windows to.....wut do i use windows for anyways? oh yea playing games occasionally.
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