Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Fedora 11 Fails to Impress

Filed under
Linux

Fedora 11 was released recently, and I decided to check it out. Fedora used to be my distribution of choice between Fedora 1 – 4, but due to the problems the distribution started to have, I’ve moved away from it. I have dabbled with Fedora a bit ever since, and I remember playing with Fedora 5 and 6 for a time. I decided to check out Fedora 11 so I could get an update on what is going on with the distribution, and maybe even write a small review. Unfortunately, my time with Fedora 11 would have been better spent elsewhere.

To be honest, I didn’t even get passed the install. I tried to install Fedora on the same machine I always do my testing on. The machine in question has an AMD Athlon 64 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 80GB SATA hard drive and a 20GB IDE hard drive. Nothing amazing, but it works and it hasn’t failed me.

I downloaded the 64-bit live ISO image, burned it to a blank CD, inserted it into my testing PC and away I went. The boot process itself didn’t take too long and I was brought to the Fedora 11 live desktop. The first thing I did was click on the installer, then I set up all of the options as I always do. A few minutes after Fedora started to install, it stopped and displayed the following error:

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Korora 21

My install went quite well, I had no problems and the install itself was relatively speedy. Bear in mind, however, that I have used the Anaconda installer often in the past. So I’m quite familiar with how it is laid out and what it has to offer. Use the Fedora install guide for Anaconda I linked to above if you’re new to it as it might save you some time when installing Korora 21. Read more

How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Chromebooks are pretty darn handy. Even some hardcore Windows users now acknowledge that a Chromebook might be just what you need for work. But, as great as Chromebooks are, and as much progress as Google has made in getting "Web-only" apps such as Google Docs to work offline, there are still times that you want an application that's only available off-line such as the LibreOffice office suite or the GIMP photo editor. For those times, it's darn handy to be able to run a Linux desktop on a Chromebook. Read more

Developing Linux Is Essential To Intel's Success

The dominant position of Intel in the server processor market is likely helped by the company's consistent strong support for Linux. Based on the W3Techs chart below, Linux is almost as popular as Windows-based servers are. Read more