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hi there. well i was searching for a decent linux distribution that is free (it seems like everyone needs some money these days, even the open source comunity). well i found this fedora core project, wich it's said to be totally free. so i'm downloading it now(while writting this) but i want to know your opinion. should i install this thing? i have very few experiences with linux(just installed once the mandrake 9 but i've quit because the boot loader failed every time the computer wasn't stopped without shut down(even if from windows). i guess it's because the hard drive is a SATA one. anyway, it was a nightmare.

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Pop by www.ubuntulinux.org & give that a try. It's a new distro just coming out.
Okay so maybe this reply isn't all that usefull to your question , but I thought I'd mention that ubuntu are doing free delivery of cd's @ the moment (they well be sent on the offical release day which is in a week or so I think). It's a very nice distro & heck even if you don't like it there's no harm in ordering some nice free cds ;]
It's based off debian & is very nice. [grin]
& yeah the cd's are free to order & the delivery is free also (whereever I believe) so go order as many as you like.
You could always make a nice little light feature in your room out of them if you dont use them... [cool]
hehe

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I use Fedora and like it quite a bit. Redhat's what I sort of "grew up" using, so when I've tried other distros they just don't feel quite right. Anyway, I am really happy with Fedora 2, although if you plan on dual booting it with XP, you should probably read this before installing.

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I've quite enjoyed using Fedora.. it has excellent device support.. acpi built in if you're running on laptops. It's simple to set up and feels right.

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I use fedora and it hasnt given me any problems. Admittedly I havent used any of the other distros but this works for me and I think it will work for you [smile]

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In spite of its "excellent device support" I was unable to get it to run on some very old hardware (pentium 1/scsi/no cd boot). Just a warning if you are doing something strange like trying to use old hardware, a task that seems to eat alot of my time for and rarely seems to work out anyway.

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Wow! That chooser really worked.. I have used LFS for years and LFS got 72%. I have considered to try out gentoo and surprise surprise gentoo got 63%! :)

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I have the same as Winograd. However, I've been using Gentoo for few months I'm rather satisfied. I don't consider using another distro in the near future. I have no experience with Fedora, but I'd recommend Mandrake for a beginner. I started with it myself and really enjoyed it.

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I gave the linux chooser a shot just to see what it would recommend. I wasn't too surprised with the results though.


Distro name Match %
Mandrake 8/11: 72%
Fedora 8/11: 72%
Knoppix 7/11: 63%
SuSe 8/11: 72%
Debian 9/11: 81%
MEPIS 8/11: 72%
Gentoo 7/11: 63%
Slackware 10/11: 90%
Ubuntu 9/11: 81%
Vector 10/11: 90%
Arch 8/11: 72%
Ark 8/11: 72%
LFS 8/11: 72%
EvilEntity 10/11: 90%

Based on these results we recommend you to try(if you haven't tried it yet):
Slackware


Edit: Apparently tables don't work on this forum.
Edit 2: ahh, that looks better

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