Good day, today I am going to talk about Fedora Linux, I can not say I am a great Fedora expert. I have been following the project for a while. but I have decided to install the workstation just a few days ago. My main experience is with Debian based distros, Mint, Ubuntu. I kind of know the system, I have been working with it for around 8 years as developer, network administrator, consultant and enthusiastic. I love Linux, but redhat was never an option for me, and it’s not an option at least for server. I am going to talk about Fedora, the workstation. Fedora is a Red hat based system, well actually fedora is the testing red hat, and in any case they are the same family. I my case this is what happened.
I have a laptop ASUS X750J; it’s a very good laptop for my personal needs. It has a core i7, 6Gb or RAM, 750 HDD. The thing is, even with my experience I never managed to configure properly any of my favorite Operating Systems; as I said Debian, Mint or Ubuntu. So I started looking around for options, I decided to try Fedora 21. The experience is amazing, everything worked from the start.I did not even had to modify a single configuration.
- The performance is great, it takes a little bit more than others to start, that is the only thing I can mention as a down side. But I do not really mind too much. Any way i am planning to look into it and find out what is going on.
- All the devices were recognized, Wifi, network card, pointing device, etc.
I have managed to install all the office stuff like thnderbird, LibreOffice comes already in, etc. The specialized stuff that I use; netbeans and web server for php development or VirtualBox to virtualize and Chess for the free time.
- Gnome actually seems not to be so much of a pain in the as with Fedora, it flows naturally and does not do corky things like in others.
To sumarize, I have had a short experience, but so far so good. I am happy with the way my OS is working.