Fedora Core 3: Cruising The Bleeding Edge - page 4
Life in the Fast LaneI tried the Personal Desktop, Workstation, and Custom installation options. Personal Desktop and Workstation installed with all manner of unnecessary services running:
- nifd and mDNSresponder, which are for Howl clients on Zeroconf networks.
- mdmonitor, for software RAID monitoring and management.
- netfs, client for NFS, Samba, and Netware.
- nfslock, portmap, rpcgssd, rpcidmapd, and rpcsvcgssd, which all pertain to NFS (network file system.)
- xinetd, for no good reason.
- pcmcia on desktop systems.
Odds and EndsThe Gnome menu editor vanished in version 2.0, and it looks like replacing it is a long way off. Judging by the number of posts on various lists and forums, I would say this is the #1 missing feature for Gnome users. You can still edit the menu configuration files manually in /etc/xdg/menus and ~/.config/menus.
Fedora still comes with only the ext2/ext3 filesystems. Yes, you can add ReiserFS, XFS, or JFS.
Multi-boot users will run into problems from Red Hat/Fedora's use of disk labels. For example, if you dual-boot Red Hat 9 and Fedora, some partitions will not mount because they have the same disk labels. You'll see this in /etc/fstab as LABEL=/home or LABEL=/. The solution is to change the disk labels with e2label. Or better, do away with disk labels and use the /dev/hd* name, like a normal Linux.
To sum up, don't use Fedora if you want perfect, trouble-free computing. (Come to think of it, don't use computers if you don't want troubles.) For pretty good performance on the bleeding edge, Fedora does just fine.
ResourcesThere is a lot of excellent community support for Fedora. Here are some good starting points:
Fedora Extras Home Page
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