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Re: FC2 & Dell Inspiron 7500 - newbie friendly?

Timothy Luoma wrote:

I am looking to install FC2 on a Dell Inspiron 7500 (to dual boot w/

Someone suggested FC2, and I was wondering if you thought that the
install/config was something that a newbie-Linux-installer could handle,
or if there was another distro that you'd recommend instead?

It's definately easy to install. You can "next, next, next" your way through the installer and have a FC2 system. However, "newbie friendly" is more then that. If you want to play mp3s, view flash applets, java applets, and real audio stuff over the web, you'll have to configure a number of third-party rpm repositories in yum.conf. However, if you are comfortable with the command line enough to not freak about about editing /etc/yum.conf, then you might be happy with FC2. Check out http://www.fedora.us , http://rpm.livna.org , and http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/FAQ.php.

Also see http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Fedora-Multimedia-Installation-HOWTO/

Aaron Bennett
UNIX Administrator
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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