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Re: Linux with Stronger 64-bit Support

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ M ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 10:39 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [ Nick Ballard ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 09:09 \__
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> http://www.efytimes.com/fullnews.asp?edid=10775
>>>>> ,----[ Snippet ]
>>>>> | Red Hat has come out with a new update to its Red Hat Enterprise
>>>>> | Linux OS, which brings in better support for 64-bit architectures.
>>>>> `----
>>>> So now it's up to about 3/4 the speed of Ubuntu or Slackware?
>>> Don't neglect the added value of a heavier install base. I agree that
>>> Ubuntu and Slackware have got Red Hat in their little pocket for
>>> performance. Then again, you don't compare like with the like.
>>> Fedora Core 5 screenshot were put up last night:
>>> http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=596&slide=57
>> When I tried to install Core 4, the installer got as far as the partition
>> screen then collapsed in a big heap. Micromart (magazine) have also done
>> a comparison review of several distributions (not terrible good I'm
>> afraid). The reviewer says that he installed Core 4, did all the online
>> updates, and found that the system would not boot. Oooops!
>> The installer looks good in the screen shots, so I hope Fedora is
>> improving, and more people will actually be able to use it.
> Somebody in a different NG recently said it was rubbish. The Computer
> Science department which I am affiliated with chose Fedora some years ago.
> However, they were reluctant to update to some of the latest "because it
> was too buggy". I recommended SuSE when there was a vote.
> Something tells me that other distributions from Red Hat would have worked
> better. So I hear. I am merely a courier here. I rarely use Fedora. Only a
> FEW TIMES A week over SSH. No problems /there/.

Fair enough :-)

Presume The Computer Science dept are still using fedora?

Couple of people have successfully installed it at work on their own pc, and
have happily used it. Unfortunately I never really got a chance to find out
for myself whether it was good, bad, or indifferent. 

Something that is that buggy can't be doing the linux cause a great deal of
good, and if they are affiliated to Red Hat in some way, then I would have
expected better.

May be Fedora should direct rather less experienced uses to another
alternative such as CentOS? (Just an idea :-) ).

One thing is for sure, if I was picking a number of distributions to review
in a mag like micromart I would not have chosen Fedora, I would have picked
something else like CentOS.




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