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Fedora Core 5

Postby nordle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:56 pm

Although its officially out tomorrow, I've been using it since yesturday as a torrent turned up on digg.

http://digg.com/linux_unix/Fedora_Core_ ... Screencast

If you visit #fedora they tell that its near as damnit evil to obtain it this way, but the way I look at it is it should help give the main servers less of a hammering during the mad scramble to download a new release from one of the big distros.
So far I've seeded 1.5GB, I think thats a good thing, others may not agree though.

You also run the risk of downloading dodgy iso's of course.
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RE: Fedora Core 5

Postby Rhakios » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:09 pm

You also run the risk of not being able to install the nvidia drivers, from what I have read, but apparently that will be fixed with the first kernel patch.
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RE: Fedora Core 5

Postby nordle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:09 pm

Yep, thats true, but that wont be fixed in the iso's _officially_ made available tomorrow either.

Still, makes a change to use a version of gnome which isn't brown :)
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RE: Fedora Core 5

Postby youlikeicecream » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:03 pm

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/f ... /i386/iso/

yay ! been waiting months for this one :) Fedora are still linking to fc4 for downloads, but the fc5 dir is waiting to be harvested.

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RE: Fedora Core 5

Postby Nobber » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:41 pm

Well, since Fedora Core 5 has finally been released, I shall expect to see a review of it in LXF three weeks ago. ;)
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