FedoraRefugee wrote:I am on Fedora 14!
Mostly I think of Fedora as being the 'concept car' of user-friendly Linux distributions. You wouldn't necessarily use a concept car as a daily driver, but concept cars exist _because the bits that get developed in them eventually wind up in daily drivers_. So it is with Fedora; we develop the cool stuff that goes mass market twelve months later. But because you get it early in Fedora, all the corners aren't necessarily knocked off yet.
Well, that's what I've always seen about the schizophrenic aspect of Fedora. It drives people away because it's gotten too much like Windows, making decisions for you, sacrificing performance, security and control for convenience and eye candy.....no more of those pesky passwords, any user can now update any installed package, so long as the update is signed.
So, seems a natural fit for the newcomer fleeing Windows or Apple. However, it falls short there too, as it puts in all the latest things and is often broken. So *that* group then tries something else, e.g., Ubuntu (or its derivatives), PCLinuxOS, or the like.
Somewhere on the Fedora project docs, they describe a few different types of target users, but it seems that they wind up alienating most of them, trying to do something for one of the others.
I used the Fedora site to download 13. And to my surprise the default download is the "Live CD" What's this all about?? I installed it and it appears to be cripple ware. No openoffice, no file browser, and missing a whole lot of other things. I can't even find wget to download and install some files.
If the developers are trying to compete with Ubuntu, they have a long way to go. I suggest going back to the normal DVD download. I finely did find the full DVD, but only after some serious searching.
Not a good release guys.
/me sees more complaining in a venue the devs/website managers don't frequent
/me whistles and saunters along
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