Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7
This review is of the 32-bit Mate version of Korora.
The advantage of using Korara to install Fedora is that it gives you the media codecs, the Flash plugin, and tools to install proprietory video drivers. The live session has a welcome screen, which includes links, although not to the Mate documentation, nor to the installation guide. The latter is essential reading: this was the fourth time Iíve used the new Anaconda, and I still got lost half-way through.
The software included Firefox, Claws, Pidgin, Ekiga, Gwibber, LibreOffice, Gimp, Shotwell, Inkscape, RawTherapee, Audacity, Openshot, Rhythmbox, VLC, and an ebook reader. Unfortunately, VLC was the version that doesnít work on some hardware, such as mine.
Fedora is best experienced with Gnome or KDE. With Mate, some of the configuration tools are without help or missing altogether, but you still get the essentials: dconf editor for Mate and tools to configure the firewall, services, and SEL. You need to use the command line for adding software if you donít have Gnome or KDE, for the graphical tool is then yumex: slow and with broken search facilities.
Once you manage the obstacle course of the new installer, Korora makes getting a usable and attractive Fedora system a lot quicker than if you started with the official disk, and Fedora is a good distro if you like Gnome.