Re: Migrating to appropriate linux distribution
From: RodgerH (rodgerhornberger_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 01:28:57 GMT
Mike Holloway wrote:
> I'm taking Red Hat's suggestion of replacing Red Hat Linux seriously,
> but their tables have convinced me that none of their products, or
> projects, are meant for someone with my needs. All I want is to run a
> non-Bill operating system for a home network. Their description of
> Fedora as "bleeding edge" sends me screaming from the room in fright.
> Their Enterprise is more expensive than Bill's XP, and does things I
> certainly don't need. Can anyone tell me what the current no brainer
> distribution is for the non-programming family man?
I have this week just completed a migration from Red Hat 9 (running
since last May) to Fedora. I have both still installed on the same
machine, but am now using Fedora for all intents and purposes - -
I encountered no issues to speak of, and also installed Mandrake 9.2
which is a very good distro as well, i just did not take the time to
evaluate it completely, as everything with Fedora went so smoothly and
still has all the RH tools and so on i am more familiar with.
Anyways, I think Fedora is a fine choice for a home network and most of
all the same packages are available for rpm, such as Firestarter for
firewall, mozilla or firebird web browsers, KDE mail and news, and so on.
-- Regards, RodgerH --- Registered Linux User #285004 ---