Will you recommend fedora to a newcomer?
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Sun Apr 16 00:04:57 UTC 2006
>> I still don't think that makes FC5 user-unfriendly. There are dozens of
>> websites like
>> http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html that
>> show people how to do things in a very simplified manner.
> Simple to someone who's familiar with Linux. But a MS Windows user is
> used to having things auto install, or install with a simple click of
> a mouse.
Though, playing devil's advocate: How well do they cope with fixing a
Windows problem? Even something as simple as installing a printer
sometimes brings users to a hair-pulling situation, where the install
routine doesn't work, nor bears any resemblance to the guide that came
in the box.
> Not following instructions to copy something to a particular
> folder, or unzip and untar, then rpm -ihv ... Did you look at the
> instructions to install Java?
Yes, some are worse than others. Good instructions can make a
three-line recipe for installing some of them quite painless to
> And if something doesn't work, then what?
Not a problem unique to Linux, though. I've seen plenty of Windows
users who've just got used to <something> crashing while they're using
it, or they just give up using it.
(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)
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