Now that I am no longer doing any Linux/UNIX training, I thought it would be best to have a Linux machine running so I can stay on top of what I learned. After trying out Mandrake Linux (now Mandiva), considering Yellow Dog, etc, I decided to give Fedora FC3 a try. Why? Well, there is a lot of movement with Red Hat Linux, and I decided to go with something that was built by the same community. I wanted to get familar with a widely used flavor of Linux. Yeah, I would get better performance with Yellow Dog if I ran it on my G5, but I wanted to make sure I chose something that I could use on various platforms…and get active in the development community, or at least the listservs.
I grabbed the images, read some information on installing it for PPC, and took off with it. I decided to install Fedora via FTP which worked like a charm. (I used this method with NetBSD way back in 2000). I had some problems getting the X environment up and working, but now I am rocking and rolling. I am impressed to see that so many applications come with the basic install. During my second install, I decided to do a custom install to see all of the options, and again I was very impressed. Good work developers. Perhaps I will post more later.
PS. Get well soon Susan!