On the quest for Ubuntu replacement. Part 1: Fedora 9Tech ·
Ok, so I had heard that the new version of Fedora came out, and I thought I would check it out, as I like to toy with new distros to see if anything can replace ubuntu for me.
So I got the latest edition of Linux Format, which contained a DVD containing Fedora 9.
I booted up the install, installed it onto my laptop, and booted it up. So, pros first
- Very fast boot time
- The sideways scroll on my touchpad worked
- Wireless worked out the box
- Nice default screen
- Still uses Gnome as default
And the cons
- Don’t like packagekit, the new package manager for it, so I installed YumEx…it works, but still not amazing
- Could not for the life of me, install ATI driver, and so couldn’t get compiz working
- It seemed to be missing quite a lot of default Bash commands, and I didn’t know why
- The network manager was a bit iffy…it would disconnect me every like 10 minutes
So, to be honest, I didn’t like it that much, the cons outweighed the pros, so I reverted back to Ubuntu. I’m still on the quest for an ubuntu replacement.