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Daily Download: Fedora Core 2 available

By Phantasm66
May 18, 2004
  1. Fedora Core 2 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core has expanded in this release to four binary ISO images and four source ISO images, and is available for both x86-64 and i386. Please file bugs via Bugzilla, Product Fedora Core, Version 2, so that they are noticed and appropriately classified. Discuss this release on fedora-list.

    Actually, the first I noticed was when it appeared on my all time favourite FTP server, but I did know it was due today. If you want to check out what, IMHO, is the best thing to happen to Linux in ages take a look here.

    Get torrents list here, and DVD image ready for burning here.
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    There's also a DVD version available. I'll try to find a link for those who have DVD burners & wish to try it out.:)
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I'm 3/4 of the way through disk 2 right now. Then 3 and 4 to go, but 4 isn't the full 650MB its just 150MB or so.

    I guess it probably takes about 7-8 hours for me to download the whole thing.

    Once I have that, and have upgraded my Linux box to Core 2, I will probably grap the torrent of the DVD image. That .iso wasn't available on the FTP server I have started to download from, and I might as well start what I've finished. But man - in the days of multiple disks for Linux OS install, thank the Lord for bootable DVDs! You need to grab that, definately.
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Here's the links for DVD image torrents, etc:

    http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/

    http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/tettnang-i386-DVD.torrent

    Slashdot:

    http://slashdot.org/articles/04/05/18/156213.shtml?tid=106&tid=110&tid=185&tid=187

    So far reviews are very good and indicate that its an improvement on Core 1 in many ways.


    Some issues here for nVidia users:

    This does NOT mean that you can't use an nVidia card with this OS, it means that a small tweak is required to use the special nVidia Linux driver. nVidia will of course release some kind of a fix in due course.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Problems using nVidia drivers and Fedora Core 2

    Read this if you are using nVidia drivers and Fedora Core 2:

    source: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26745

    See a list of changes between Core 1 and Core 2 here:
    http://www.distrowatch.com/external/Fedora2-Release-Notes.html
     
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