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Learning Fedora as my first linux distribution [closed]

asked 2013-05-28 00:34:24 -0600

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updated 2013-08-28 07:44:26 -0600

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Is fedora a good 'starting' operating system? I've recently been getting more and more into linux and wanting to grab onto a distribution. I enjoy ubuntu, but i've really liked playing around with the fedora OS and find it very cool (minus the problems i've had with clang). What are your opinions on picking up fedora as my first OS?

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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by FranciscoD_
close date 2013-05-28 22:36:54.101433


The question is slightly subjective and I will probably have to close it up. Please ask specific questions, not polls/opinions.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-05-28 11:39:17 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-05-28 02:27:50 -0600

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updated 2013-05-28 03:09:37 -0600

  • Fedora is the 2nd Linux distro I've used, Ubuntu is the 1st. The most obvious difference is that Ubuntu is a little more user-friendly. For instance, Ubuntu installs w\ the Adobe Flash plugin already included, but w\ Fedora it has to be installed separately, and you'll need to know which repositories to get it from. Launch a terminal and on the command-line, use yum whatprovidespackage-name to get information on packages and where to find them.

  • Fedora has a GUI-based package-manager application, similar to Synaptic in Ubuntu, called Yumex. It works all right (WARNING: Do NOT use Synaptic or ANY other Debian-based software in Fedora!) but I prefer to use sudo yum update at the terminal prompt. You'll need to log in as administrator or root to do this.

  • Continue to post any questions you have to this list. They will be answered. Good luck.
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answered 2013-05-28 17:30:18 -0600

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Could be the first OS , but use released Fedora (stable) and updated . As open-source many things can't be distributed like mp3, acrobat reader , flash player etc etc for that you will need 3rd parts repos , like rpmfusion, dries, websphere for example look into

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