Fedora Ubuntuized

Fedora, the version of Red Hat Linux that you can have because you’re a person, has come out with a version (version 10) that seems meant to be easier to install and set up, designed apparently for the Ubuntu-user kinda person. It has Gnome as its default desktop. Get it here.

Don’t worry, there’s a KDE version, and a PowerPC version.


  1. #1 Paladin
    November 27, 2008

    Not sure if “ubuntuizeing” is a good thing, since it looks like Ubuntu gets closer and closer to Vista, with lots of unnecesary bells&whistles, and you have to do a lot of customization to get it to work fast and reliable.

    I am thinking about changing my preferred distro, and if Fedora is going the same way i should be looking at others. I really want something lean and mean, i like my Gnome to run like XFCE or IceVM.

  2. #2 clinteas
    November 27, 2008

    since it looks like Ubuntu gets closer and closer to Vista

    What kind of a stupid statement is that?

    And if you want XFCE,get xubuntu,im running it from a USB stick for heavens sake.

    Fedora still is,and always was,slow,clumsy,doesnt have a great support base for newbies,and has a terrible software management tool.

  3. #3 Virgil Samms
    November 27, 2008

    The Fedora folks are quite innovative, they are always finding new ways to screw up. When Fedora 9 came out, “NetworkManager,” an application to switch between network settings on a laptop, was enabled by default in all installations, even desktops, and overrode static IP settings with a DHCP identity. I wonder what will be screwed up in Fedora 10?

  4. #4 Virgil Samms
    November 27, 2008

    I looked over a few recent threads about F10 at Fedora Forum. Apparently NetworkManager is still enabled by default, and still overrides static IP settings. I also see reports of the services configuration tool not working, and problems booting from SCSI disks. SSDD.

  5. #5 Virgil Samms
    November 28, 2008

    Another oddity: Fedora 10 no longer generates an X11 configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) by default. So, if X11 fails to properly recognize your hardware or fails to choose the appropriate driver and configuration (not that this would ever ever happen), you’ll have to generate that file yourself instead of tweaking an existing file.