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Fedora Core 5 Review 40

Mark writes "A full review of the latest Fedora Core release, code named "Bordeaux", the Fedora Core 5, which has proven itself to be one of the best Linux Distributions out there. "
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Fedora Core 5 Review

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  • Soooo... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by LarsWestergren ( 9033 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @09:17AM (#15002055) Homepage Journal
    When are we going to see some real in-depth reviews of released operating systems on Slashdot? As usual, most of the "review" is a bunch of screenshots, mostly of the installation and the startup. Is that going to persuade anyone to stay or switch?

    How about once posting a review that include some mentions of
    - security
    - stability (including doing some major upgrading)
    - hardware support
    - performance as: server, office workstation, development environment, multimedia/htpc

    I realise it is difficult to go in-depth on all these topics, especially with a recently released OS version. But perhaps we could set the standards a little higher than a few "ooh, shiny" screenshots?
  • by Simon80 ( 874052 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @09:29AM (#15002113)
    It's a huge stretch to call that a review - I would rate such a clump of words a preview at best. It irritates me just to read it and contemplate the limits of the author's writing ability. I mean, he basically pastes a bunch of screenshots down, states the obvious, picks on trivial things, and makes sure to avoid anything that actually matters, like how it compares to other distributions that bundle GNOME 2.14, or whether it fixes common pitfalls in other distros. It's sad to note that this guy probably doesn't realize what he's doing wrong :(

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