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Re: [FC5] First impression

2006/3/21, Patrick <patrickm myway com>:
I'm sure things evolve and improve along the way.

But in my opinion it (FC) starts to grow into a dummy-proof OS. Up to FC4 you could tweak things in order to get what you want(ed), but with the out-of-the-box package you almost had it (and I'm not speaking about the always present things everyone uses differently).

For example, my dad is using FC4 for a couple of months now (coming from Windows). Should I consider upgrading him to FC5 would mean I have to tweak a lot in order to give him a similar system and/or options.

Am I wrong in thinking that with every release, not only the system get upgraded, but also the whole look and feel gets "improved" ??

Don't get me wrong, I've been using FC1 up to FC4. And FC5 should be next as far as I am concerned. But why does every new release mean such trouble (FC3: 8k.stack, FC4: dev/udev, FC5: ....) ?


--- On Mon 03/20, Jim Cornette < > wrote:

Patrick wrote:
> After downloading FC5, I eagerly started installing.
> Installation went flawless, except that the package selection is more
> detailed/work. And certain usefull applications are by default not selected.

I agree that the selected defaults are not the applications that I use
regularly and find valuable.

> After installation, I noticed certain things which saddened me ...
> * Gconf wasn't installed (by default).
> * When logging out of a graphical enviroment, I can't select the option
> anymore which allows me to save "any active stuff" ("remember
> settings"). So every time I log in now, I have to creat manually a
> terminal window in desktop 4 because I'm used to it.

Some changes to gnome are regressions and should not even be considered
to implement the changes. A save session should be available at logout.

> * When updating/installing software through the "add/remove
> software"-option, it automatically goes on internet to grab the software
> (no DVD?)

If you add a local.repo file with the path to your dvd and also disable
the Internet bound repos, you should be able to grab packages from the
dvd instead of the Internet.
You are right that there should be an automatic detection to check if
you have local media inserted with the rpms before it goes out to the
Internet. This should have a bug report to add this sort of detection
and local install if media is present in a drive.

> Changes are not always for the best ...

I agree with this statement.


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innovation causes pain and trouble at times. and new approaches and changes under the hood for the better might show problems at first. but all the changes done have a really good reason. instead of complaining here id suggest to get a bugzilla account and file away: http://bugzilla.redhat.com.
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