Fedora 13 Goddard. Bah. Meh. Hmm? Ok.

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Here we go, a long review of Fedora 13 Goddard, the latest Fedora release, with Gnome desktop, including live session, installation - covering partition shrinking and default selection problems, dual boot, post-install usage with autoten, Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, usability improvements, multimedia (Flash, Windows video, MP3, other codecs and programs), applications choice, proprietary software, Compiz, SELinux problems, stability, laptop modes (suspend & hibernate), memory usage, and more.

    I hope you will like it.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-13.html


    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Thank you, as usual, for your informative review. Just for fun could you also grade the distros reviewed as you did in Lucid (9.5/10) ? Decimal points are quite acceptable for fine tuning. :)
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    That's a good suggestion. Will embrace for future reviews. Thanks!
    Mrk
     
  4. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    Fedora is harbinger of future Linux tech. However they are stricly FOSS and therefore if you need proprietary stuff, prepare to sweat. Installing nvidia or ati via repos or manual way is a pain. Also recently Fedora kernal update broke nvidia even though it was installed via rpm fusion repos. The reason was that rpm wasn't updated. When confronted Fedora devs tell you that its FOSS, you install other stuff at your own risk. Also package management has a long way to go. Skype doesn't work without packaging hack under x64. Open Office install is a pain, you need to do yum on each one individually. However for cutting edge, Goddard is surprisingly rock stable here. Also yum presto and yum find fast mirror is truly excellent additions, yum presto should now be implemented for debian package management as well.
     
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