Thursday, December 11, 2008

Adventure with fedora: day 1

So I installed fedora. Not quite a new user in fedora. Just not use it as much as Ubuntu. Below is my fedora desktop, modified.

First thing I notice is that. It didn't come with open office. Which is interesting. While I don't quite rely on it. I pretty much do all of my work in office. They tend to be crazy when it comes to data security. Well, abiwords is there.

In a way, fedora sounds like linux few years back. When codec have to installed, third party repository have to be added. Which I could understand why. It just that ubuntu mitigate it by having a way to install it more easily.  And it applies to flash as well.

Packagekit is nice package manager. But a bit more simplified. Probably I just get used to synaptic. One difference is in ubuntu/debian, there is meta package to install group software. But on fedora it is group install.

But like linux nowadays, everything works well, in term of hardware. Except ATI is still a pain in the back. Linux is not hard anymore, from a guy who use linux for few years.

There is more to share on my observation on fedora. So there will be more to come


  1. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Is this the live CD version? If so, OO with translations doesn't fit.

    I've been using Fedora forever and always have OO by default...

  2. well yes, but i do a normal install on my portable hard disk. But could be because i use the live cd installer

    Could be that because they just copy the image to the disk.

  3. Try go-oo


    and if you run into problems: