Skip to comments.Fedora Core 3 Released.
Posted on 11/08/2004 7:35:38 PM PST by N3WBI3
Fedora Core 3 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core has expanded in this release to four binary ISO images and four source ISO images, and is available for both x86-64 and i386. Please file bugs via Bugzilla, Product Fedora Core, Version 3, so that they are noticed and appropriately classified. Discuss this release on fedora-list.
Geez, I'm just installing Core 2. Nothing like being behind the power curve...
Does Fedora ship with a busted Xine player like Suse? It's a pain in the ass for x86_64 users to get that working..Also, how well do they incorporate 32 bit plugins with default installed browsers?
Note: If you x86_64 users want a "fixed" xine for DVD playback, I have RPM's....freepmail me..
Great. More bugs. Just when we were feeling comfortable with core2 and RHEL, they go and mess it all up again...
This thread has got your name all over it!
I know how you feel, My server at home was a C1, until they announced C1 was going to legacy... I put on C2 and now I up and have to update to C3..
I've been running C1 on a 533MHz laptop (no server processes running)... and it's a bit of a strain. I understand that C2 has rewritten code to speed things up a bit. That's why I'm interested in C2.
We've been much happier with our older machines running RH9 with Legacy updates. There are also subscription services for updates outside of legacy, which are pretty reasonable. The newer stuff is buggy as all hell. The machines we've got running Fedora and RHEL are nowhere near as reliable as our older RH9 boxes. It's a shame really...wish they'd just left well enough alone. :)
C2 had some major hardware support issues (firewire, they have to fix that at the kernel level) but the final release of C2 did not strike me as very buggy (with the exception of X.org and language switching).
Just when we were feeling comfortable with core2 and RHEL, they go and mess it all up again...
If youre using RHEL and its under support why go to C3, for that matter if youre that happy with C2 why go to C3. If three test releases is not enough stick around on C2 its not going to legacy for more than four months and even after that there is full support through the fedora legacy project..
Gnome and KDE can be a little fat (KDE was great until they got feature envy from the Gnome group) you may want to look into FVWM its a far lighter graphical interface with most of the features KDE and GDE provide. Or if youre really sick just use TWM ;)
I was never too fond of 9 myself, I was a huge fan of 8. But we do have some 9 and some 8 boxes running around (using the legacy) and they do run fantastic. When I was taking my RHCE cert course they explained that the move from RH9 to Fedora was a marketing thing and not done lightly. Basically people were getting RedHat and RHEL mixed up and problem with the one affected the others reputation.
They also had no intention of providing phone, or web support to RH users so they seperated out the line compleatly (FC1T1 was pretty much just RH9). Many of the problems have come about do to the move from XFree86 to Xorg. Even if they had stayed RH10 (or even 9.1) this still would have happened as XFree86 was starting tweak their licensing in a way that made it hard for distros to depend on them (is Suse/Mandrake using Xfree still?)
192 with Gnome might act a bit sluggish, take a look at fvwm (the link I provided has RPM packages for Fedora), I personally prefer FVWM 1.24, to FVWM2 but its because the config file is much easier, in FVWM2 you dont really need the config file..
Mandrake has never struke me as anything but a weak version of RedHat. The features I have seen that are above and beyond are the dual boot installiation support and the ease of setup. RHEL/Fedora can get a bit involved if you ant to do something like that..
Still, my email firewall even with 9GB of RAM it gets a little sloppy after a week and I have him reboot every Monday morning at 3AM so he gets off to a good start for the week. I don't think having to reboot is a problem with Redhat's design. My firewall processes 15,000 emails in a week and he blocks 13,000 of them on average. I'd say that's asking alot lol.
Just asking. Mandrake has "urpmi", Suse has yast (BSD has ports), what does FC3 have for package mgmt these days? (curious).
but 13K blocks a week is less than 2K a day, thats only about two a minute you should be able to handle that with far less than 9 gigs. You could be bound by something other than memory. If I may ask what product are you using to do the filtering?
Depends I am sure there is a 'gnome-ish' theme out there but I find the closer a theme is to something else the harder it is to use. FVWM is very easy to use, its just a bit harder to initially configure..
The default in Fedora is YUM, I dont have 3 running yet (its on torrent right now) but after a bit of pissing and moaning after not having RHN yum has grown on me.
The program that does the email filtering is custom made, and very well done. Our finding show that for some reason part of X is running even when the GUI is off and we can't stop it. It causes the system to lag after about 10 days.
I'm looking forward to trying Mepis. Its a new Debian distro that's taken hold on the internet. Check out http://www.pointandclicklinux.com for more details.
Are the X processes being spawned by init?
Hmmmm. Halo 2 was shipped tonight.
The timing is suspect.
[Fedora consults his intellectual property lawyers to see how much he can get out of this thread. . .]