Fedora 20 Heisenbug review - Finally, a good version!

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Bloody revolution! Dedoimedo likes Fedora. Yup, this is along, thorough and surprisingly enthusiastic review of Fedora 20 Heisenbug 64-bit edition, with the KDE desktop, tested in a quad-boot setup on a laptop with Intel graphics and SSD, covering live session, installation and post-install usage, including Wireless, Samba, partitioning, package management & updates, easyLife for extra software and codecs, multimedia playback - HD video (WebM with Xvid and Lame), Flash and MP3, applications, additional software like Steam and Skype, web camera, desktop effects, touchpad configuration, printing, resource usage, stability, suspend & resume, look & feel, heavy and beautiful customization with new themes and decorations, and more. Enjoy most profoundly.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-20-kde.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
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    I almost wrote Jebote, hvala bogu! but I'm not that religious.
    Great to read you've finally found a version allowing you to acquire a taste for the chique hat.
    Heisenbug runs fine here also.
    I was always a bit disappointed when you'd come across borky stuff that I never encountered running this distro. Finally a much more refined experience.
    Looking forward to more Redhat/Fedora related reviews.
    Thanks Mrk.
     
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    SElinux is a ~snipped~!
     
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    mrk if you have time please can you test fedora with cinnamon and mate how good and stable it is now days with these also there is rumors that gnome classic mode is back on gnome 3 made by redhat can you review that as well on fedora if possible or at least confirm
     
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    Trying it out with the Gnome desktop (now I have a spare laptop drive to play with).
    Is not as well configured out of the box for my liking as Ubuntu, but seems to be a fraction faster (UI and things like package manager). Zero stability problems.
     
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    Where did you grab that background image ?? :)
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Asking me?
    Mrk
     
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    Mrk the title should be Fedora is Breaking Bad the Heisenberg style! Lol.
     
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    One more thing. While this version might be amazing I am reluctant to commit myself long term to any Linux distro that doesn't have stability as one of it's core values.
     
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    Just finished installing Fedora 20 on a friend's PC. Updated it, installed EasyLife and Nvidia drivers just as explained in Dedoimedo's tutorial http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-nvidia-guide.html

    My friend elected to use the Gnome environment, which I never used myself before. I believe Gnome still has a place as Linux DE, alongside Unity (my preferred one), KDE (very impressive in openSUSE).

    To make a long story short, everything works perfectly fine, except for two things I didn't manage to resolve yet:
    --When installing certain extensions in LibreOffice I get the folloxing error: ImplementationRegistration::registerImplementation() - The service com.sun.star.loader.Python cannot be instantiated.
    --Trying to import mp3 files into Audacity does not work, dunno why since lame is installed and running on Fedora.

    But all in all, Fedora 20 is a very nice surprise indeed! Will try and install it on a Windows/openSUSE/Ubuntu multiboot next.

    Thanks I.L.! :)
     
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    Managed to solve the Audacity problem by removing Audacity [sudo yum remove audacity] and installing audacity-freeworld :)
     
  13. Mrkvonic

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    Yes, F20 is finally a good release, after many average ones.
    Mrk
     
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    Any tip as how to solve the LibreOffice extensions issue [some extensions are accepted, others not]!?
     
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    Will have to research. Details, apart from the above, which extensions?
    Mrk
     
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