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Last Review by MasterC - posted: 09-26-2005 04:43 AM
I really like Fedora. This is my first install of this (since the fork of RH and Fedora) and it was very intuitive. The DVD-iso was a very nice addition as well (saving me from shuffling 4 discs around).
I would like more choice during the install, although an unattended install was very nice, I think the questions could be asked (and then scripted) before the actual install of the system. One example is the boot loader. Lilo still exists and is a very good contender against Grub; for us old-schoolers not wanting to use something else just because it's there (AFAIK there are not limitations/advantages to using one over the other in their current versions) it would be nice to have the option.
The package selection is great, and I am really liking Yum so far. Coming from Gentoo, the speed of the install and the upgrades is great! I know I have lost some of the hands on with the RPM setup (not completely, but generally speaking), but am accepting of that as long as things don't get too bulky as they were for me with RH.
Gnome vs KDE vs E vs fluxbox vs... 1001 billion options here, I know. But, at the very least, offering KDE as an option for the default DE would be something I'd expect from any Linux distro. I knew before hand this was the case, so I wasn't shocked, I just think it's taking away choice, which is probably one of the biggest reasons I use Linux (I'm not forced to use Xine as my media player for example). If there is something that is obvious enough to warrant a choice (this is a community project after all, therefore it should allow for common sense of what should be choice and what should be default) the option should be given during the install, this would also help for the Fedora customizing of the selected DE (Desktop Environment).
I very much love the simplicity of this all. I was looking for something the whole family could sit down and use. Sure they see it's not Windows, good. But nonetheless, as drone windows users, they can still surf the internet, check email, watch movies, listen to music, instant message... You get my drift. The ease of this system is amazing.
Overall, my impression is that this is certainly one of the top 5 distros available for x86_64 architecture today, and does a great job on utilizing the resources of this arch.
Thanks Fedora for doing such a good job on this project.