Dienstag, 24. Mai 2011

Fedora 15 release


Many people here told me to try out Fedora. So I did it, and i must admit: It's a pretty cool distribution!
It is very easy to use and userfriendly.
Another good point is, it is easy to mod. When you use Ubuntu, youll see it can be very difficult to modify it for your usages (For example to include Pidgin instead of Empathy...but maybe this is more a problem of Gnome)
The only problems, I had with Fedora 14, was to install the graphics driver for my graphics card.
Im using a ATI Radeon HD 5700. Of course at first i looked for the drivers in the package manager. Without success. Then i downloaded the Linux driver on the ATI homepage and installed it. Hmm..didnt work well, aswell.
So i had to google for a few informations about fglrx installation on fedora. It still seems to be a bit complicated to install it, but finally i was successfull! (Hope this is going to be more easy in the next release!)


Tomorrow a new Fedora version will be released. Fedora 15.
Im really looking forward to it. It is going to use the new Desktopmanager Gnome 3 wthi the Gnome shell. It is one of the first distribution, which is using Gnome 3. In Ubuntu 11.04 you can install it for yourself, but i made the experiences, that is didnt work very well. So lets se, what Fedora 15 is going to be like! :)

Of course im going to Blog my first Experiences with it. But i think ill need a week for my next post, because tomorrow ill do road trip to amsterdam and stay there for about a week. So.. see you in a week!

Kommentare:

  1. Only had minimal experience with Linux distros long ago (Knoppix / Redhat) any better these days ?

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  2. I have been away from Fedora from pretty long ago. I remember stop using it since the F11 was released. I still call it Fedora Core back then lol.
    Anyway, have a great trip. Take care of yourself.

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  3. I've always wanted to dual boot, and thought the only alternative was Ubuntu. Good to see there's other options.

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  4. as far as I`m totally in for free OS I`m still sold to windows simply for the video game support :P

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  5. I never tryed Fedora before, maybe it's time to try? with some VirtualBox?

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  6. Hmm, I'll wait for your opinion on 15 before trying it (:

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  7. Any Redhat based distro is the best! Personally debian (and based) really disgust me (like ubuntu).

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  8. looking forward to hearing more about your detailed experiences with the distro.

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  9. The problem is clearly video game support.

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  10. No games - no support from me

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