F7 and Happy
srikanth.konjarla at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 22:54:53 UTC 2007
That you have mentioned new laptop, i am curious to know your experience
with suspend/resume. Does it work completely?
Karl Larsen wrote:
> I wish to make a confession. I had been using Fedora Core 4 for at
> least 2 years when it occurred to me I might like to upgrade. I learned
> to use yum there and felt ready for other changes. I decided to go
> straight to Fedora 7 and did so, Not upgrading FC4 but a fresh load. It
> took a day and a half to download.
> The kernel was buggy, and lots of things were just strange. And this
> list was full of messages about strange things that happened on Fedora
> 7. Several times it was suggested to just upgrade your FC6 and hang onto
> the kernel. This told me that I better load Fedora Core 6 and get used
> to the new features. I did that.
> On FC6 I discovered that the new Fedora is really Linux with a lot of
> new applications. I fooled around and with help, changed my /etc/fstab
> so I can mount my older Linux and bring old things to my new system.
> This all works great! I use the terminal a lot like it should be, and it
> works just as it should. I was told to use the Thunderbird and Firefox
> on FC6 or yum from Fedora. Thought about that and did as I have in the
> past. I got both from the web page and discovered I was missing a lib. I
> yummed the lib and both worked just fine. Fooled around and made the
> font larger and easier to read, but thunderbird has trouble (is slow) to
> open the mail.
> I decided that there was a new kernel in the upgrade to F7 so I
> loaded it again and right away got all the updates 50 in and I started
> to learn the in and out of F7. It looks and feels like FC6, no big
> surprise. Little problems with things like Adobe Acrobat which it looks
> like Adobe will start charging for the Acrobat in a few days.
> Read with interest the mail on WiFi use with F7 on a lap-top. That
> got me interested in the Fedora and Intel software that does the WiFi
> for many F7 users. I need today to ask on the NetworkManager list some
> questions and will get to it.
> In summary I am on Fedora 7 now. Happy with zero problems loading the
> software on this old computer and my newer lap-top. I have small
> problems that come and go but can be corrected with a simple fix. I
> entered a bug report which is still active but there are a lot before
> it. I can get along with the Alsa Mixer as it is now.
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