Re: Distribution Release: Fedora 10
Ok... I used it for a week. Here's my thoughts:
First, Wow. What an awesome release. So polished and beautiful at every step. You don't have to do any tweaking at all to be very, very happy with your OS. Just everything about it is ... perfect.
On the minus side, and the reason it's no longer installed:
1. I don't like to let things be and this is not a tweakers distro. Go ahead, try and remove the release notes. That's right. Trying to remove the release notes will essentially uninstall your OS. Now, many people will say "rn's are so small, who cares?" and they're right. Except for people like me, who do care. I want to be given the maximum amount of flexibility, and when you make your entire os dependent upon rn's I can read online or not at all... well, that's just extreme d'chebaggery as far as I'm concerned.
Oh and that's just the most blatant example. There are many, many more. It is more like XP than any other distro I've tried... in terms of what you can and can't do to it without risking breakage. Then again, it's also most like Xp in terms of a beautiful and consistant experience than any other distro I've tried. Coincidence?
2. There is no two. That's it. It is amazing and beautful and not customizable enough for me. That being said, it blows away Ubuntu 8.1 which I also installed, so don't think this is a RPM versus DEB thing. Ubuntu is also much less customizable than Debian, though much moreso than Fedora. But Fedora's out of the box experience is so much better than Ubuntu that for people who aren't going to customize, I'd probably recommend Fedora.
But now I am happily back in Lenny. It's good to be home.
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