Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle Xfce review - Underwhelming

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Dedoimedo does Fedora: a long review of Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle 64-bit with Xfce desktop tested on T61 with SSD, covering live session, installation in a quadruple-boot configuration and post-install usage, including look & feel, Wireless, no Samba sharing, user account import, applications, Web camera, package management, multimedia - Flash and MP3 playback, with the help of the third-party application Autoplus, stability, crashes, SELinux alerts, suspend & resume, system resources, performance, annoyances like installer sudden reboot, visual branding and glitches, boot splash, login and logout theme and graphics inconsistencies, menu categories, bootchart problems, and more. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-17-xfce.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. guest

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    So... Fedora 17 sucks. \:

    Going from your reviews, Linux Mint and Xubuntu are the top distros at the moment, right?
     
  3. Baserk

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    Thanks for testing.
    The gnome version also comes up with an error before the grub screen, about a truetype font missing. Grub then loads fine but it's a lousy greeting.
    SElinux got all informative...when playing flac files in my case.
    Fedora package management works fine and tbh I don't mind missing out on one-sentence user reviews as in Mint.
    It was fun to try but I'm back to Mint13.
    Thanks again Mrk.
     
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  4. elapsed

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    The two I use? Funny that!
     
  5. guest

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    Weren't you using OpenSuse?

    BTW, I just saw your bug reports in the IE 10 beta program, lol.
     
  6. elapsed

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    No, that was months ago and lasted a week before I got fed up and went back to mint.

    Mmm, they are virtually useless because it feels like calling up a call centre - you have to get through the gauntlet of idiots closing your tickets to get to the important people.
     
  7. x942

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    Thanks for the review! I am happily using Fedora 17 myself as I like how it is more secure out of the box than linux mint/ Ubuntu (I don't have to harden it as much as most of that is done for me). Most of my work is done in a VM so maybe thats why it doesn't bother me as much.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    At the moment, Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu when it comes to spring releases.
    I still think CentOS should be considered seriously as a first-class os.
    Mrk
     
  9. mack_guy911

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    i used to be fedora fan left fedora after fedora 14 i didnt check this distro so cannot comment but this one is very intersting for fedora fans

    https://kororaa.org/news/

    fedora + cinnamon like to try it one day


    nice review again on fedora xfce

    good distro but nothing so special agree on that part :D

    my favroite distro

    1 centos/scientific linux

    2. linux mint + cinnamon

    3. rosalab/mandriva /opensuse

    4. chakra/kubuntu
     
  10. Kerodo

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    I used to like Fedora, but left it some time ago also.. I am pretty much hooked on Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon these days... hard to beat.
     
  11. Fox Mulder

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    I installed Fedora 17 x64 on my laptop recently, but promptly switched out Gnome for Cinnamon. It's a very solid OS.

    When I get some more spare time, I think I'm going to switch to Openbox. Yeah, I need to crunchify this...
     
  12. jaison

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    Pretty good review.

    HAHA I had a hard time breathing too when i saw all my disks on the desktop.

    I've always liked Fedora. It doesnt require me to be a GNU/Linux genious, but at the same time it doesnt treat me like a moron with no knowledge like Ubuntu for example. Which is the exact reason why i put Ubuntu on my moms box.

    This is my first time using Xfce though because i wasnt digging the Gnome 3 look and feel and I never cared for KDE. I really don't have much beef(no pun intended) with it. Only bug I ran into and after some research can be found here. I really wish the default interface looked nicer and less generic.

    Needless to say, but I'm officially done with Windows at home. With the help of Crossover and I dont think I'll ever go back. I just have to get my World of Warcraft on!
     
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