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Fedora (again)
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:36:49 am »
Well, Fedora 24 dropped today.  Not bad, I think it was scheduled for Friday.  I've been wanting to try Fedora again, but I was waiting for 24 since there wasn't a point in trying 23 late in the game.  The only thing I can't decide is if I want to try the XFCE spin or the KDE-Plasma spin.  (no way am I putting up with Gnome-Shell :P)  I'll probably go XFCE and download it now but wait to try it until tomorrow, since I have to go to work here in a bit but I'm not working tomorrow.  8)

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 09:04:49 pm »
(no way am I putting up with Gnome-Shell :P)

We are the Borg.  You will be assimilated.  Resistance is futile ...

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 10:08:41 pm »
I thought Microsoft was the Borg Collective. :))

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 10:29:06 am »
Well, that was a quick test.  The system was running OK and all, so I decided to install.  Their installer is freaking weird.  I selected manual partitioning (always) and it wouldn't even assign the mount point where I wanted it.  :-\  So, I aborted and rebooted back to Peppermint.

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 12:37:27 pm »
LOL, back to safety and comfort eh :)

How do so many distros mess up the installer ? .. it's a pretty important component ::)
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 12:54:08 pm »
How do so many distros mess up the installer ? .. it's a pretty important component ::)

I don't get it either.  At least now I remember what I hated most about Fedora last time I tried it.  They switched from a more "normal" installer to this crap a few versions back. ::)

I've really been looking for a second distro to dual boot with Peppermint, but I keep coming up short.  I'm about to just say "screw it" and turn the partition I have waiting into a storage partition.

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 03:51:09 pm »
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At least you got yours to the live desktop.   Fedora joins the list of Solus 1.2 and KDE Neon Stable Developers addition that cannot get past this Skylake setup
[EDIT] and now add Gecko Rolling Cinnamon to the growing list of distro's that don't support the latest architecture out of the box like Peppermint can and does...
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 05:07:44 pm »
I'm honestly shocked by that :o
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 10:53:58 pm »
If that's how they're going to be, they can kiss users goodbye.  It's not like people are going to wait for the OS to catch up with the hardware.  If they want the newer hardware and the OS won't support it, they'll switch to one that will.

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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 11:23:38 pm »
Hi All
and just so people know - I am not doing anything different with this PC that I did with my last.   Boot into Windows - use Rufus to make the usb stick: reboot and try UEFI USB boot  if that produces nothing reboot and go into normal boot mode and then wait....
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 02:48:00 am »
update
KDE Neon is so fluid, I have now managed to get it to boot to live with nomodeset in UEFI mode (fresh download today, the other days download would not do this) and then used
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sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
to get the Nvidia drivers to install and this just worked.   At last Linux is giving us tools that are simple and easy.   They are finally catching up with what Peppermint 6 has been providing for years  :)
For the first time I can see what the "Wonder" at "Plasma/KDE" eye candy is all about.  Interesting.... but it won't replace Peppermint as my main OS by a Looooooooong shot
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2016, 11:36:51 am »
Personally, pretty as KDE is, I've always found it "too much" if that makes sense
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2016, 12:44:11 pm »
It used to be my favorite DE, but not so much anymore.  These days, I go for lightness and speed, even on a newer machine.  I've started to view the desktop UI as a simple tool, much like the text editor and terminal.  It's not there to be pretty, it's just there to get the job done.  The simpler the better, provided it's not too barebones.  KDE is built a bit too much along the Windows "let's give them the kitchen sink" approach, with all of that needless bloat.  Just my opinion, of course.

Now, I'm not saying Peppermint ain't pretty, especially Peppermint 7.  However, its visual appeal doesn't interfere with smooth operation because it's not bloated.
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Re: Fedora (again)
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2016, 10:35:29 pm »
Yeah I'm with you on that, I don't want an ugly desktop, but neither do I need it to be waving its arms about like an attention seeking kid.
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