Red Hat Fedora CORE 4 Security Enhanced Linux AVAILABLE NOW!
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For all of you who have been thinking about installing some distribution of Linux on your computer(s), but want a stable, secure, and easy to use GUI style OS that is also 100% free of charge, RHFC4 SELinux might be right for you. It's easy and fairly straight forward enough to allow a Microsoft Windows or Macintosh OS X user to get the hang of RHFC4 SELinux, but it is powerful enough for veteran Linux users to get under the hood and monkey around. The list of cutting edge software is more than enough to take care of the needs of a general purpose computer user: OpenOffice 2.0 BETA, GCC 4.0, 2.6.11-27 kernel, Mozilla FireFox 1.04 and ThunderBird 1.02, GIMP 2.x, Novell Evolution 2.2, etc.

It can be installed along side your current OS regardless of which processor architecture you may be using -- Intel Pentium or Celeron, IBM PowerPC, AMD Athlon 64bit or FX, and it even supports multi-core CPUs by using a symmetrical processor kernel.

Of course, I am downloading it now. I will report my experiences from the perspective of a 12+ year Windows user and a recent RHFC3 SELinux user who is upgrading to the latest version of the venerable OS. Knock on wood!
 
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http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=59035

That's the latest thread over at FedoraForum.Org on the experiences of those who have downloaded and installed the new RHFC4 SELinux. Of particular note, here is something worthy of highlighting:

ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/iso/

Use a FTP client to download anything well over 1.0 gigabytes as a http parser and automatic downloading client will screw it up (IMHO) and you may need to start from byte #1 all over again. Try to get the DVD ISO and make sure you do the SHA1SUM before you go ahead and install it. Also, check back with that thread and other related ones on any user reported errors with corrupted or adulterated RHFC4 SELinux download files, installation problems, user errors, workarounds, and fixes.
 
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I want to see what OOo 2.0 is like!


4 CDs...Too much!!


EDIT: ...Ugh!...I just realised I'm tied to NT 5 because my 0404 dpesnt like Linux!
 
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Setup a dual boot on your hard drive(s) using Grand Unified Boot (GRUB) or LILO to set Microsoft Windows as the default operating system and RHFC4 SELinux as the secondary OS. Search the FedoraForum.Org website for detailed instructions -- it is possible. You will learn so much more about the fundamentals and advanced topics related to computers by installing Linux and it will make you more marketable in the future because both major OSes will be the dominant choices facing the majority of personal computer users in the next 5 years.
 
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downloading...
 
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I had a dual boot of 98 and I think Mandrake before. It was alright, but I could never get audio to work!


Thanks for the advice...I'll go to fedoraforum now to read up.
 
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What GNOME version? Is it still 2.6 or did they bypass 2.8 and go to 2.10?
 
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GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4 for the two major -- and only -- windows managers.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Welly Wu
GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4 for the two major -- and only -- windows managers.


I could care less about KDE3.4, but does it look like GNOME 2.10? If it does - jump on it boys.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by wallijonn
What GNOME version? Is it still 2.6 or did they bypass 2.8 and go to 2.10?


You can go to distrowatch.com, choose a distribution and get an overview of whats included. Libgnome is 2.10.0 for stentz. yay! go bleeding edge!
 
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