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Re: FC2 Issues



Christensen Tom wrote:


Yes I am speaking of RHEL licenses. Fedora is a redhat sponsored project (or does the fact that their site is fedora.redhat.com not mean anything to anyone else?) I have mandrake 10.0 and Suse 9.1 both running on this same hardware, dual booting, and it all works fine right out of the box. I love how you guys act like people using this distro doesn't affect redhat, it does.



First off, I found the bug with win xp after it had already been discovered by other people, I was just too lazy to read up on it advance. This was not a Fedora exclusive bug, but rather a bug with the 2.6 kernel that it was changing CHS MBR values. There is an extremely easy fix to use during install which you can read here:


http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-May/msg00908.html

I believe the problem with ASUS motherboards has been resolved in the latest kernel which you can download via a yum repository.

These are bugs that were not found during testing phase but were found after final release.

Please remember that Fedora is like Debian, it is a community supported distro. At this time I am quite happy with Fedora and the quick release of updates, just in the last week alone several updates have been released to resolve issues.

Red Hat is a core member of the Fedora Project and they are a big part of the package selection process, but remember that they intended all along that Fedora was going to be a community supported distro.

If you are looking for rock solid pre-testing and a slower development cycle then please look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Workstation and Server. In both cases you will receive full support from Red Hat, vigorous testing before release, and certified security.

You speak of RHEL licenses, RHEL is a different product from Fedora, and you cannot purchase a RHEL license that covers Fedora, you can only purchase RHEL licenses that cover RHEL workstation and server products. You cannot even download updates for Fedora through RHEL, you have to use yum repositories on the mirrors to get updates for Fedora.

In regards to money, if you are using Fedora then technically you are not paying Red Hat any money at all, there is no charge at all for using Fedora, the trade off is that Fedora is community supported and Red Hat does not provide technical support for Fedora. All documentation and errata is provided by the community if you choose to use Fedora, this is like the Debian model. If you want to get really technical about it, Fedora is almost identical to Debian except it has participation from a major company and a much faster development cycle.

Gerald



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