Fedora Core5 - RELEASED!

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I am downloading it .!!Using FC4 now.Lets see how it is..
 
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fedora is a bloat .. Ita good for use as servers and all but too much a for a home user .

Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
Recommended for graphical: 256MiB  [/b]
 
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I tried FC4... but somehow I found SUSE 10 better.
 
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Originally posted by [email protected] 21 2006, 11:09 PM
Haha, 256 MB is too much?
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no for graphics it may not be too much but 128 mb for text mode is way toooooooooo much . there are distros which run great in graphics even at 128 mb ram !! If you really want speed and stability try slackware or vector linux ( slack derivative ) it can work great even at 64mb ram and with xfce desktop running .
And try fedora on 256 mb ram but still it will run slow with kde .. its a good distro if you have 15-20 gb hd space .. good graphic card and a nice cpu and loads of ram .. But on same machine slackware will outperform it for sure :)
 


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Originally posted by [email protected] 21 2006, 11:33 PM
I tried FC4... but somehow I found SUSE 10 better.[snapback]45336[/snapback]
[/quote]Like I already said, the fedora you saw till now, sucked. This release is massively improved.



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Did you understand the meaning of what they've put up? They mean to say 128 MB needed for text-mode SETUP!!!!!!! And thats coz it needs to load the install base-flat into memory when it starts - which is fine, as fedora/redhat supports quite a bit of scenarios that other distros don't.

I'm running a RAID5*3 + LVM setup on the server at my work - distros like slackware/ubuntu/gentoo/damn-small-linux, would not quite be able to handle that, and those that do, wont be as easy to manage. Do you remember my outburst here a few months ago, about ubuntu's lack of source/compiling? - LINK

Once installed, core5 can run very well in text-mode with just 16 MB of memory, or even less. So your (distorted) point is? :blink:
 
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OK.. then lemme give it a shot!!
 
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does it allow u to select sata drives to install to? fedora 4 doesnt...

  fedora is a bloat .. Ita good for use as servers and all but too much a for a home user . [/b]

shouldnt it be the other way arnd? i mean bloat good for home users and not good for servers :p

i installed fedora core 4 from the digit dvd and it screwed up the fstab file had to manually edit.. and then i downloaded it from the internet and that worked fine :rolleyes:
 
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I use ubuntu 5.10. Waiting for Dapper to be released.
 
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thats why i said in my above post it is good to be used on servers but its bloated for home users .

I'm running a RAID5*3 + LVM setup on the server at my work - distros like slackware/ubuntu/gentoo/damn-small-linux, would not quite be able to handle that, and those that do, wont be as easy to manage. Do you remember my outburst here a few months ago, about ubuntu's lack of source/compiling? - LINK[/b]

this condition u stated above isnt common for home users ..


Did you understand the meaning of what they've put up? They mean to say 128 MB needed for text-mode SETUP!!!!!!! [/b]

ok i was wrong abt that i thought its minimum requirements for running fedora .. But still it would run slow in graphical mode if you have less than 256 mb ram :=/
 
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I agree to that one.Fedora actually runs a tad slow on 256MB ram. It performs better after you turn off the much unneeded services and daemons. But even SUSE10 which I tried ran slow with 256MB Ram. Only Ubuntu runs at perfectly acceptable speed on 256MB ram. But thats with gnome.So my guess is that the slowness in due to KDE and not the distro as such. , coz I ran Kubuntu 5.10 and that too was slow even compared to the ubuntu live cd.So , if you want all the eye candy and convenience of KDE , then go for more RAM, else on a 'garib' system use GNOME.Recently I upgraded to 768 MB ram , so no issues here now at all.:)BTW even XP is bloated if we consider soem views presented here, as it refuses to run smooth on a system with less than 256MB ram ,and so would be Vista.
 
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trye xfce4 desktop its very nice mid weight desktop ... Besides that kde runs perfectly on some distros at 128 mb ram too ( vectorlinux is example ) but on some it runs slow even at 256 ram :( . I also do not like ubuntu ( personal reasons :D ) .. So i use vectorlinux with kde and xfce4 and that runs fastest for me . If you want really fast distro i recommend vectorlinux soho 5.1 it runs really nice ( once you get it working with your hardware ) and also its boot time is much much less too , you can use all slackware packages on it without any prob ( or configure make makeinstall routine ;) )
 
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anybody try fedora 5 yet? does it allow u to select sata drives during installation?
 
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I'm runnng it now dude, with a maxtor NCQ SATA HDD.And every bit of the rest of my hardware got detected perfectly too!
 

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