Why questions don't get answered, or "No, I've already RTFM, tell me the answer!"

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 04:55:33 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 21:38, John Summerfied wrote:

> Today, I suggest that
> If you want stability and support, buy RHEL in the appropriate flavour
> If you want stability and cheap, download one of the EL clones such as 
> TAO, CENTOS, WBEL (are there more?)
> If you want the latest and can bear the occasional breakage, use Fedora 
> Core 4.
> If you don't care for stability and/or want to help refine things, 
> Fedora Core 5 beta (maybe blend in some rawhide?) is for you.

But realistically, what people want is close-to-the latest plus
some stuff that none of the above includes, like mplayer, xine,
xmms with mp3 support, java, flash and the browser plugins for
them, etc., so you want FC3 or FC4 with all current updates
and a bunch of 3rd party packages.   It can be done, but
it's not necessarily pretty.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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