View Full Version : Fedora Core 3 rules!
14th February 2005, 12:40 PM
Just bought a new machine and guess what, windows xp (sp2) didn't even realize I had a s-ata hd. OK, so the technology isn't mainstream just yet (should have been though).
But that's what the FC3 team have realized! With the Fedora Core 3 cd 1 in the drive, it detected my harddrive and installed like a breeze... :cool:
And it is really stable (apart from some up2date freezes, yum'ing instead), it has great support just by popularity and (if you have an amd 64, of course...) it's 64-bit! :D (droool...)
nvidia 64bit-drivers are working as well (thanks to this guy for explaining how to let udev see the drivers early enough: Personal Fedora Core 3 Guide (http://http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc3.shtml) )
Well, what can I say? This is one happy camper... :)
15th February 2005, 02:56 AM
Glad it worked for you. :)
15th February 2005, 03:43 AM
Fedora Core 3 rules!
Heh, I can't say this enough. FC3 continues to amaze me.
15th February 2005, 07:12 AM
Now just imagine what Fedora 4 and 5 is going to do with the world.... we are gong to be free at last.. and that makes us the pioneers....
Every day i realize that fedora is the best out there.. and getting better by the day. As long as you try to convert other people dude.. you are on the right track...
I am in love with this too.. and nobody can change my mind..
15th February 2005, 03:21 PM
If only my Windows-centred friends would realize the power of FC3 over XP...
15th February 2005, 03:40 PM
It's up to us to spread the word. I have helped 41 people switch to Linux from Windows.
I find that people are willing to try Linux when it isn't on their machine - they don't want to risk losing their files, which is totally understandable.
Get a copy of Basilisk (http://www.linux4all.de/livecd/basilisk/1.40/), MEPIS (http://www.mepis.org/), Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.org/), or another nice Live CD and show them how great Linux is. LiveCD's can run from the CD without touching their hard drive. That's what I do and it "hooks" them almost every time. I prefer Basilisk because it is based on Fedora Core 3.
When Windows users display an interest, I always leave a copy of a LiveCD with them so they can "play" with it on their own time. Once they see how nice Linux looks, and how well Linux runs, they'll usually want to know more :D
Once they are effectively "switched" to Linux they usually ask, "how can I repay you for what you've done". My answer is always, "become proficient enough in Linux to help others switch".
18th February 2005, 02:39 PM
Can anyone recommend a 'FC3 for Dummies' documentation. I was doing pretty well in FC1 with a book specifically for that version that helped me immensely, then FC2 sort of threw me off base and now that I have FC3 on a standalone, I am sort of behind the 'learning curve', and am spooked about letting go of my Windoze XP Pro. Suggested reading material?
18th February 2005, 03:18 PM
Bob, here's a few links to some online information that might be helpful:
And, as far as keeping XP Pro, there's alternative programs for most things:
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