new to Fedora Core 4

Claude Jones claude_jones at
Fri Dec 23 05:57:32 UTC 2005

On Fri December 23 2005 12:35 am, Nathan Low wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern:
>   I'm thinking about switching to Fedorea Core 4.  If I buy Windows
> Crossover Office Standard 5.0, should Norton Goback 5.0 and Norton
> Utilities 2002 be compatible with Fedora Core 4?  
This is really a question for the Crossover Office list - if you don't get an 
answer on the Fedora list, you might try there

> If I saved photos under 
> Windows XP, can I copy and paste it from my cd to this operating system? 
> If I can't copy and paste photos from my cd that I saved under Windows XP
> and transfer it to this operating system, does this Fedora Core 4 come with
> a program that I can scan and save photos as well as edit? 
yes - viewers, photo-editors, scanning -- many ways of doing these things with 

> Does Fedora 
> Core 4 come with utility programs like a disk defragmentor
not needed
> , a spyware scanner,
not really needed
> an anti virus program
there are some available, but not really needed
> & firewall program,
yes - Fedora comes with a package called iptables in which you can write a set 
of firewall rules and turn them into a script - if that's more than you want 
to tackle, there are a number of packages that give you a graphical user 
interface and templates that will let you easily set up a firewall
> a program that's similar   
> to System Mechanic if Fedora Core 4 if I can't install System Mechanic,
there are lots of tools for checking various parts of your system built in
> and 
> a media player that plays audio and video clips as well as playing dvds?
Fedora has lots of media players; these won't handle proprietary formats like 
Windows Media, but there are packages available that are easily installed 
that will - 
>   Can this operating system configure my video card, my sbc dsl internet
> service, my speakers, my monitor, my hp 2100c scanner, and my hp 3322 color
> inkjet printer?
probably - you need to research the printer and scanner, but HP stuff is 
generally handled well by Linux - 

>   Please respond.  Thanks.
Just go ahead and try it - it's free. If you're not afraid of tinkering, and 
reading and researching, you can do almost anything in Linux that you do in 
Windows, and many things you can do better. 

Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA

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