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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by r-senior View Post
    Information and downloads from the Fedora Project pages:

    http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

    Or, if you want to be nice to their servers:

    http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
    Thank you for the link's.

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    I dual boot Fedora with Ubuntu. My F17 install has been quite solid, not sure I want to update to F18 at this point given what I have been reading about it so far, but thanks for the tips. Probably will update in a few months after a few waves of bug fixes.

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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    I dual boot Fedora with Ubuntu. My F17 install has been quite solid, not sure I want to update to F18 at this point given what I have been reading about it so far, but thanks for the tips. Probably will update in a few months after a few waves of bug fixes.
    Most of the problems people have had with F18 are in the installer, which isn't really surprising as it's effectively a ground-up rewrite. F18 itself is a pretty decent release, I'm not aware of any major screwups in there.

    The new upgrade tool is new code as well and does have some known issues, but frankly, so did the old ones, so you've probably got about as much chance of a successful upgrade as you ever did If you have multiple encrypted partitions it's known to be buggy, I think, but most people get something that works.
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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave View Post
    A follow up recommendation:

    The Live media needs a DVD size burn, so if you do not need the Live experience and wish to do a direct install, I would go with the DVD install media.

    The Fedora 18 Net and DVD install media give you more choices, and is the full - complete New Anaconda
    It's not DVD sized, it's just gone up from 700MB target to 1GB (I think Ubuntu did something similar recently in fact). So you can write it to a 1GB, 2GB or 4GB USB stick, for instance.
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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post
    It's not DVD sized, it's just gone up from 700MB target to 1GB (I think Ubuntu did something similar recently in fact). So you can write it to a 1GB, 2GB or 4GB USB stick, for instance.
    yeah that's the first thing I noticed when I went to download F18. Decided against it. I'll keep reading updates on fixes to make sure everything is good to go before trying it in a virtual

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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    I have been considering fedora 18, not sure now after reading the previous post, also on
    the consideration list, Manjaro,Cinnarch and Linux Mint 14.
    Think you'll like Linux Mint. I know a few folks that run Mint and they are happy.

    I'm still running Fedora 17 and it is still running stable.....just waiting a little bit longer for the fresh install of FC18.
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post
    It's not DVD sized, it's just gone up from 700MB target to 1GB (I think Ubuntu did something similar recently in fact). So you can write it to a 1GB, 2GB or 4GB USB stick, for instance.
    Hey AdamW

    Ya, I just meant that if you are going to burn a dvd - and do not need the live experience - go for the full dvd. Though the Live iso may be the way to go, so one can check out the DE before install.

    And I am still happily cruising along with F18 Gnome 3 - no bugs that I am aware of - smooth and stable

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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    Think you'll like Linux Mint. I know a few folks that run Mint and they are happy.

    I'm still running Fedora 17 and it is still running stable.....just waiting a little bit longer for the fresh install of FC18.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence,i checked distrowatch, couldn't find a site where i can get a download?

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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    All versions available through the Fedora Project site ...

    http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub...inux/releases/

    Really old stuff under the archive directory ...

    http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub...inux/releases/

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    Re: Enjoying Fedora 18

    The F17 torrents are also still listed on the torrent page: http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

    acubed10: most of the wackiness in f18 is in anaconda, and that's not going to change, because we can't issue updates for the installer, really. Well, we _can_ provide updates.img files for specific bugs that really cause people pain, but it's not a method that scales very far, and we don't do image respins. More or less, the installer you get at release time is the one that release is stuck with forever.

    Outside of the installer, the rest of f18 is pretty solid already, I think the general consensus runs. So I don't think waiting is gonna accomplish much when it comes to 18 - either decide you're going to read all the docs and figure out the installer and go for it (or upgrade with fedup or yum), or hold off for f19, are the basic options, I'd say.
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