Then, there are liquidat‘s kind words on running a Fedora machine, with yum as a fantastic package management that has indeed evolved very well, and my pal fullo that promotes the quickness of security bug patching from Fedora guys. In the end, I was curious like a monkey.
Basically i do an installation that goes like this: 100MB’s
/boot partition (always an ext3 one), 1GB’s
swap partiton, and all rest in a big handy
/ partition, expecially if i am dealing with a laptop. All partitions are primary. I have tried SElinux option off into my laptop and permissive mode on my desktop, the latter requirese some strudy on SElinux options and work in them to have flash o Acrobat plugins working correctly. So YMMV, having a read of SElinux chapter in the release notes and their FAQ’s is strongly adivced.
Then, this time, I have gone through FedoraTracker site, which for me comes handy and convenient …. remembering me something like the easyURPMI of Mandriva fame. I’ve decided to disable/do-not-use ATrpms repository and go with Livna + Dries + freshrpms. It seems that they can live together and that deciding wisely looking at the
yum check-update results it’s sufficent to live happily ;-)
Now i am dealing with three “major” things:
[one] RSSowl it’s in extra repos but it screams about a missing dependency,
[two] NetworkManager on my laptop doesn’t work …. i’m digging into documentation (which is online and not centralized in any “manual”),
[three] i miss some KDE apps, or they have strange behaviour …. for example after this night’s update i have alway a “cannot talk to klauncher” error when using krusader ….
Fedora for me is, like maybe it’s always been, an all pourposes distro. With some work you can turn it into a multimedia machine, into a personal webserver or have a development sandbox. Sometimes i feel an “alpha” quality experience when trying to solve some issues. For sure it does require 3 times the time needed to set up an Ubuntu and for me 2 times compared to a SUSE machine.