Fedora 23 Workstation review - Decent

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    More distro fun: Here's an ultra-long, thorough review of Fedora 23 Workstation with the Gnome desktop environment, tested in a dual-boot configuration on a laptop with Nvidia graphics, covering live session, installation and post-install use and customization, including look & feel, network connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing and printing, partitioning, package management, updates, extra repos and software, tweaking tools, webcam, smartphone support - iPhone, Windows Phone, Ubuntu Phone, multimedia support - HD video, Flash, MP3 playback, overall hardware support, suspend & resume, resource usage, performance, responsiveness, stability, battery life, problems with Nautilus functionality, SELinux false positives, no Nvidia drivers, some other niggles and issues, and more. Bon appetit.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-23.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. joncr

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    Fedora won't be getting "easier access to codecs" that don't meet Fedora's and Red Hat's openness requirements. What happens at RPMFusion is up to RPMFusion.

    Believe Nvdia released drivers for Xorg 1.18 and they're up at RPMFusion. Granted, they may only work until the next kernel update. Still, hard to blame Fedora, or any other distribution, for Nvidia's deficiencies.

    I like Gnome because I like the way it looks. May seem shallow but I stare at it all day, so why not stare at something I like? It's as functional as I need. I use it exactly the same way I'd use any other setup: Dock on the left, panel at the top, mouse wheel to scroll between workspaces, one app per workspace. Mimize/maximize capability has always been there; the little buttons, too, via gsettings (or Tweak Tool).

    I don't live in a file manager. That's what a shell is for. I can't think when I've ever created an empty file in a file manager. These days Mate and XFCE look archaic and KDE looks like something dreamed up by someone who took Art 101 at the local community college.
     
  3. Joxx

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    I knew I wasn't the only one
    do they ? :eek:


    @Mrkvonic thanks for another review, even if I was shocked to see you touching Gnome 3 :isay:
     
  4. accessgranted

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    Nvidia installs fine on my system through EasyLife!?

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    accessgranted Registered Member

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    Furthermore, if Stella, CentOS simply won't install on my Lenovo G50-70 i3 laptop, Fedora23 installs and runs pretty fine on it (screenshots to come, I don't have the laptop alongside here at the moment).
     
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    What I like about it is its simplicity, velocity, and ability to get customized in a few clicks through the use of gnome extensions, much the way Firefox can get customized through FF addons.

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  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    When I tested, Nvidia drivers weren't available, soz.
    Mrk
     
  8. accessgranted

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    Got my Lenovo back. Here's a screen. Installed from a complete 1.4G image, not the netinstall one.

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  9. Baserk

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    Sweet review Mrk, thanks. I'm even tempted to try Gnome instead of my usual suspect XFCE.
    This distro not running on your Lenovo is a weird hate-crime though.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Could be uefi firmware, could be some weird hardware component. Can't debug as it freezes. C'est la vie.
    Mrk
     
  11. Joxx

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    I have a soft spot for Xfce,
    it's bland at first look, but then you plunge in and find hidden beauty
     
  12. AutoCascade

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    I always use Fedy but EasyLife does a couple of things that Fedy doesn't that's for posting that.
     
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