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Korora 19.1
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1 7050 11-06-2013
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: "Today we released Korora 19.1 which is a 3-month update to the original 19 release. Anyone already running Korora doesn't need this; however, if you are planning do any more installs we highly recommend downloading this new release as it includes all updates, a few tweaks and fixes a number of bugs. This release also includes versions of the MATE and Cinnamon desktops which we've created to gauge community interest. The 19.1 release features: all updates at time of release, including KDE 4.11, Linux kernel 3.11.2 and Firefox 24; introduces support for MATE and Cinnamon desktops; replaces RawTherapee raw image editor with darktable...."
Keywords: Fedora-based kernel-3.11.2 darktable MATE Cinnamon

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Old 11-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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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.


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