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Old 05. Apr 2009, 04:52 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I know how bandwidth problems can sometimes be a pain in the bud, so sometimes, ordering LiveCDs may seem to be a preferred option. I'm planning to try Fedora soon seeing how many people praise it, there's also something about NASA, Supercomputers and even robots are using Fedora.
I had contemplated it, but its based in GNOME and I HATE GNOME. I know you can KDE it, but possibly might give it a try. I am MEPIS tonight and see how that goes. Good luck and let us know how things go. I just want a stable system with support and Mandriva gave that and I thank them. In fact they were the most supportive of all the Lynux distros I have tried.


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Old 06. Apr 2009, 09:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I can't say much about your hate for Gnome, or love for KDE, since I still haven't try them (not sure if Puppy is classified as KDE) as I'm having a hard time understanding them. Are they Window Managers? If they are, then I'm using JWM, not KDE or Gnome. The newest Puppy features a choice between JWM and IceWM. Not sure what the difference is though, JWM is the default. If you want to know how things went with Fedora, you have to wait until Fedora 11 is released in May, don't want to repeat my mistake with Puppy.
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I can't say much about your hate for Gnome, or love for KDE, since I still haven't try them (not sure if Puppy is classified as KDE) as I'm having a hard time understanding them. Are they Window Managers? If they are, then I'm using JWM, not KDE or Gnome. The newest Puppy features a choice between JWM and IceWM. Not sure what the difference is though, JWM is the default. If you want to know how things went with Fedora, you have to wait until Fedora 11 is released in May, don't want to repeat my mistake with Puppy.
I would either wait for a few months before loading it on as it may have lots of teething problems and suggest you download the present one as most of the updates are there to resolve the old ones. If you see what I mean. I had loads of probs with Mandriva as it was new and the task was all over the place, the desktop would stay stable and other things until they started the updates, then it was fine.

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So you're saying "Get the current release as it'll have loads of patches ready and most bugs fixed". I know where you're coming from but I'll still wait for fedora 11 to be released before getting it. The main reason is that I want to see if it's possible to get it via fedora's free media program. Also, regarding system stability, I don't mind playing with an unstable Linux as I used to do it for quite some time with Windows.
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So you're saying "Get the current release as it'll have loads of patches ready and most bugs fixed". I know where you're coming from but I'll still wait for fedora 11 to be released before getting it. The main reason is that I want to see if it's possible to get it via fedora's free media program. Also, regarding system stability, I don't mind playing with an unstable Linux as I used to do it for quite some time with Windows.
Ah ok, got MEPIS last night and playing around today and seems more stable than Ubuntu 64bit so far. So if all goes well will be keeping this one. Fingers crossed
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Ah ok, got MEPIS last night and playing around today and seems more stable than Ubuntu 64bit so far. So if all goes well will be keeping this one. Fingers crossed
So, how was it? There was a tutorial on installing MEPIS in this forum (which you've probably heard of it already).

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...read.php?t=424

Anyways, please share with us your experience with MEPIS and whether it turn out well or not in terms with stability, usability, support, etc.
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So, how was it? There was a tutorial on installing MEPIS in this forum (which you've probably heard of it already).

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...read.php?t=424

Anyways, please share with us your experience with MEPIS and whether it turn out well or not in terms with stability, usability, support, etc.
Unfortunately BK not a successful installation. Could not get the sound to work, so I am reloading and if that does not work will re- download MEPIS as I am quite taken with hit. Everything else worked just fine and was very pleased, but by reloading, after trying everything that the forum had to offer I might resolve it.

So watch this space, if not Fedora is my next stop, but really would love to stay with MEPIS.

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All going well now. It was my fault in a way that things went badly due to transfering all my Thunderbird info over including all plugins and addons. There was some conflict and I resolved it by reloading and only putting back the emails. So its going well and its a joy to work with. At least its not Gnome!!
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All going well now. It was my fault in a way that things went badly due to transfering all my Thunderbird info over including all plugins and addons. There was some conflict and I resolved it by reloading and only putting back the emails. So its going well and its a joy to work with. At least its not Gnome!!
Well good for you Tony, so how did MEPIS turned out? Is it better that Mandriva? If I have some spare time I might consider trying MEPIS before Fedora 11 is released, depends on how it turned out.
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Well good for you Tony, so how did MEPIS turned out? Is it better that Mandriva? If I have some spare time I might consider trying MEPIS before Fedora 11 is released, depends on how it turned out.
So far I am impressed and is as good as Mandriva, if not a bit better. Seems more stable and helpful forum. Worth a try and I can recommend it so far.

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