Will you recommend fedora to a newcomer?

Leon sdl.web at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 16:46:37 UTC 2006

taharka <res00vl8 at alltel.net> writes:

> Howdy,
> On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 09:07 -0700, Craig White wrote:
>> On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 16:57 +0100, Leon wrote:
>> > Dear all,
>> > 
>> > Lately, I have been bringing my laptop to work in my office in a
>> > Univ. My colleagues are amazed how pretty the os is (I use the default
>> > theme). I have shown them some of the greatest features of linux like
>> > the security issue and the vast of free software that do a better job
>> > than its windows counterpart.
>> > 
>> > They are interested and want me to help them install linux to their
>> > laptop too. From my experience with FC5 since test1, I am not very
>> > confident. FC5 is great for experienced people who can fix some minor
>> > bugs but it doesn't seems to be a distribution to new users. I would
>> > now recommend them to use SuSE linux but would be good to hear your
>> > opinions.
>> ----
>> If you want a 'stable' OS - there's RHEL (pay) or CentOS (free)
> I wouldn't consider these distros easy for new/first time users.
>> If you want the 'leading edge' in desktop applications, Fedora is a
>> great place to be. Any distribution that is on the leading edge is going
>> to have some rough edges.
> Some distributions on the leading edge have more rough edges than
> others. Compare FC5 to SuSE linux 10.0. A new user is going to have a
> better first time experience with SuSE.

That's exactly the reason. Frustration will make them not look back at
linux for another 6-7 years although we know for those brave enough to
stay using linux for more than 3 months usually are happy they choose
the right os.

>> Craig
> taharka
> Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.


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