Fedora Update

I mentioned previously that I would post an update on my experience with

Fedora Core 5 once I had a chance to install and use it. What can I

say, the install went without a hitch; the installation interface is

nice and guides a user through the experience pretty painlessly. I had

no issues with hardware drivers, although this is a pretty standard

desktop PC without fancy graphics cards etc.

Once installed and running I have had no problems with the system,

everything works fine, updates download/install correctly and new

packages can be installed via the yum utility (similar to apt on Debian

based systems). All things considered I would say I am much happier

with Fedora Core 5 than with previous releases 3 and 4 (which drove me

crazy due to hardware issues).

That said, it seems a lot of people are unhappy with the state of Fedora

Core 5--some questioning whether it was really ready to be released (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=101470). Maybe

hardware compatibility is pretty hit and miss with any Fedora release?

I must say that although I have had no issues with Fedoras latest

offering (this poll gives a less individual overview) I still prefer

Ubuntu; so far I have installed this on many different hardware

platforms and not once has an installation failed--the range of packages

in the universe repository is also much more diverse than those

available through yum (I couldn't find VLC for FC5; I installed it in 20

seconds using apt-get on Ubuntu).

Has anyone else given FC5 a try yet; any comments?