Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Fedora Core Review

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

This is the first Fedora Core review I've written, but it's not because I didn't want to write one before. I've tested every Fedora release since the very first one, and have declined to write about it because it never seemed to work properly and I don't like writing totally negative reviews.

At first I figured that the bugs and problems were just growing pains from the switchover from Red Hat Linux, and then from the move from the 2.4 to the 2.6 kernel, and other various things. There are no more excuses left, so I think it's time to break the silence about the inferiority of this desktop operating system, now in its sixth release.

The installation procedure is inferior to every other desktop GNU/Linux distribution I've used. Partitions can't be resized, the default partitioning scheme is a terrible mess involving logical volumes and groups and such, the boot loader configurator doesn't recognize other operating systems on the same computer, and trying to add extra software repositories results in an unrecoverable crash. Adding software repos after installation must be done from the command line.

Full Story.

Why Fedora isn't Ubuntu

Sigh. And so it continues.
I'm actually tired of reading "reviews" like this.

I have no problem with constructive criticism, but it seems rather than file bug reports, the standard procedure these days is to "write a scathing review on the internet". It conveniently means you don't have to bother with those boring things like details, and nicely absolves the 'reviewer' of blame for doing something unsupported.

The installation procedure is inferior to every other desktop GNU/Linux distribution I've used.

translation: "I don't like/understand lvm, and I don't like the defaults so this sucks. Oh, and I can't resize partitions"

you have to hack in the repositories that contain proprietary extras like Nvidia and ATI video drivers, the Adobe Flash and Acrobat Reader programs, the Java virtual machine, and the RealPlayer media application.

Yes. We should start shipping lots more stuff we don't have the source code for, and don't stand a chance in hell of fixing.

Full Post.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Fedora Fasttalk

I agree with the above post... about how we 'reviewers' just rant... without giving constructive criticism to the company. I must admit that I have only filed a bug report twice... and it has been a difficult process. I tried another time, and was unsucessful. I should contribute more... and so I repent.

However, I was attracted to this post because I too am writing my first Fedora review (even though it is just an installation review found here at: http://alternativenayk.wordpress.com/2007/01/23/fedora-core-6-installation-review-kde-screenshot/
)
I know there are just some opinions that I've said that I have not put forward to the company, but at least, even this discussion helps the OSS / Linux world move forward... engaging with popular opinion.
So, well... I don't have any complaints... about interface... software etc. I just have been concerned that the .iso's never worked (for me)... but now I finally bought a copy of Fedora and it does. Well... sometimes, life is like that.
Anyway... I am writing this in Fedora... and hope to use it more... before I can make my next level (work oriented) review.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report

Red Hat News

  • Want to work in Release Engineering in Europe?
    Red Hat Release Engineering is hiring in Europe.
  • Red Hat targets midmarket with Keating, Tech Data partnerships
    Red Hat Canada has unveiled a new approach to reach the lower end of the enterprise and the upper midmarket in partnership with Keating Technologies and Tech Data Canada. Under the program, Keating will work with the vendor to uncover and qualify leads in the $500 million to $1.0 billion market. Once fully developed, those leads will be handed over to existing Red Hat Canada partners to close the deal, and will be fulfilled through Tech Data.
  • Gulf Air creates private cloud to support open-source big data engine
    Bahrain’s national carrier is using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat Storage as a platform for its Arabic Sentiment Analysis system, which monitors people’s comments through their social media posts.
  • Fedora Pune meetup April 2016
    I actually never even announced the April meetup, but we had in total 13 people showing up for the meet. We moved the meet to my office from our usual space as I wanted to use the white board. At beginning I showed some example code about how to write unittests, and how are we using Python3 unittests in our Fedora Cloud/Atomic images automatically. Anwesha arranged some soft drinks, and snacks for everyone.

Android Leftovers

“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build an open source embedded Linux distro that “makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers.” Read more