Fedora 15 First impressions

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I currently have a dual-boot set up, and installed the new Fedora 15 (beta) to give it a spin. I have not used Fedora very much. I am used to the GNOME 2 desktop but the upcoming Fedora – which will be released on May 24 – is using the brand new GNOME 3 with no ability to return to GNOME 2. This is something Windows users wouldn’t be expecting – the same “desktop” but implemented differently. In Ubuntu and Fedora, the main taskbar is at the top. In Mint, and some other distributions of Linux, it is at the bottom, as Windows users usually see it.

I installed the CD sized version, not the full DVD one. This is a live session that includes the ability to install to your hard drive. The installation routine is in the Activities>Application section. Please note that the CD installation media does not include XChat, nor any office software beyond Evolution mail manager. LibreOffice is available from the repositories, so this is not a huge problem, unless you don’t have internet access right away.

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