Back in a Jiffy

My new HP Pavilion desktop system "jiffy" arrived yesterday (exactly as FedEx promised). Fedora Core 4 Linux installed painlessly without even 1 hiccup last night. Today I am putting the finishing touches on the system: installing extra RPMs; configure printing and scanning; etc.

I kept Windows on a 12GB partition (so I can do my taxes with TaxCut). Whoop-de-doo.

So, with a dual boot system I still have 50GB devoted to KDE development! Time to light-up the harddrive with 'svn up'.

Wait, there is one hiccup I just remembered: the soundcard isn't being detected. I need to investigate that one. I won't be happy without amarok.


Why did you chose Fedora (and an old version, too)? Last time I tried Fedora, it didn't support KDE too well.

By vladc at Fri, 06/02/2006 - 00:40

Because my 3 other computers also run Fedora Core 4. I plan to upgrade them all to Fedora Core 5 later on this summer. I like having all my systems running the same O/S. Easier to administer.

Yes, Fedora out-of-the-box had terrible KDE support. Rex Dieter and his KDE for Redhat Project changed all that. I'm pretty sure Rex now runs the KDE packages for Fedora, so KDE in Fedora should be very good now.

By awinterz at Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:53