Nvidia drivers in F10 are easy to install but difficult to setup, in U810 it's just a few mouse clicks and your done with Nvidia drivers & compiz both. Compiz can be very difficult to setup in F10.
Adding a printer in F10 is also very problematic if it's a printer on the network that is. also newer printer drivers are also not available by default in F10, it's the same list of drivers that they have always used.
My overall opinion of F10 is it's coming along well but it will take time for them to catch up to even where Ubuntu is. Fedora 10 looks great though visually. basicly this "it has to be free" stuff gets in the way of Fedoras ease of setup Ubuntu seems to have found a way around this. If however you want a Distro that's totally free Fedora is it, as long as you dont need MP3 playback, nvidia drivers, any ability to play movies, compiz, or network printing. If web surfing & email is all you need then Fedora is great.
Ultimate F10 how to. here ya go..
I been using F10 x64 since it released on my big rig and im lovin it! Better than Ubuntu in many ways.Code:su to become root. Then run rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm This adds the RPM Fusion repository (a merger or Dribble, Freshrpms, and rpm.livna.org) to our package manager. Unfortunately the RPM Fusion repository doesn't have libdvdcss in its repository, therefore we also add the livna repository (which contains only that package): rpm -Uvh http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/10/i386/livna-release-9-2.noarch.rpm Next we add the Adobe repository which provides the Flash player and the Adobe Reader: rpm -Uvh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm Finally we add the Skype repository - as there is no rpm, we have to do it manually: gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo [skype] name=Skype Repository baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/ gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 7 Installing Additional Software Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software: The Package Manager opens: Use the search field and select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. mplayer* means all packages that start with mplayer) and click on Apply afterwards: * f-spot * flash-plugin * filezilla * thunderbird * amule * azureus * skype * xchat-gnome * openoffice.org* * AdobeReader_enu * gnucash * scribus * amarok * audacity * banshee * mplayer * mplayer-gui * gtkpod * xmms* * DVDRipOMatic * kino * vlc * mozilla-vlc * xine* * brasero * k3b * bluefish * kdewebdev * java * compat-libstdc++-33 (needed by RealPlayer) * ffmpeg * lame * libdvdcss * libXp * mjpegtools * kernel-devel (needed by VMware) * xinetd (needed by VMware) * gcc (needed by VMware) * gcc-c++ (needed by VMware) * perl-devel (needed by VMware) * perl-ExtUtils-Embed (needed by VMware) * wget Afterwards, the selected packages will be installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient. 8 Inventory (II) Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again: Our inventory should now look like this: Graphics: [x] Gimp [x] F-Spot [ ] Picasa Internet: [x] Firefox [ ] Opera [x] Flash Player [x] FileZilla [x] Thunderbird [x] Evolution [x] aMule [x] Azureus/Vuze [x] Transmission BitTorrent Client [x] Pidgin [x] Skype [ ] Google Earth [x] Xchat IRC Office: [x] OpenOffice Writer [x] OpenOffice Calc [x] Adobe Reader [x] GnuCash [x] Scribus Sound & Video: [x] Amarok [x] Audacity [x] Banshee [x] MPlayer [x] Rhythmbox Music Player [x] gtkPod [x] XMMS [x] dvd::rip [x] Kino [x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor [x] VLC Media Player [ ] Real Player [x] Totem [x] Xine [x] Brasero [x] K3B [ ] Multimedia-Codecs Programming: [ ] Kompozer [x] Bluefish [x] Quanta Plus Other: [ ] VMware Server [ ] TrueType Fonts [x] Java [x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions 9 Flash Player To see if the Flash plugin (which we installed before) is working, start Firefox. Then type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player
Last edited by buntunub; February 3rd, 2009 at 11:39 PM.
Fedora is NOT Ubuntu -- it is not aimed at the newbie crowd like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. It is Fedora...
Last edited by Antman; February 4th, 2009 at 03:47 PM. Reason: spelling
IMHO, Fedora do things right. It makes things harder for those who don't know how to get things done. That's not the fault of Fedora developers though, I think they do aim to make Fedora easier for new users. The stupid software patent laws and patent troll companies are the real people preventing Fedora from being easy. Another solution would be for people to switch to open source formats. That won't happen until the end users really get to understand why those patented formats are bad, I feel ubuntu isn't helping here and Fedora is.
been trying fedora 10 since yesterday, and i got to say,,,yum is slow (well, not specifically yum, but its download mirrors)...got me to download 400mb of updates for 5hrs! compared to using ubuntu + apt-get within just an hour...
still i'm planning to stick around fedora, i mean, you will still learn something, right?
also another option is to just install all my application in fedora thru tarballs, but i think it will be the last option... =P
I also think that comparing yum and apt-get in the context above is wrong. Fedora updates their OS regularly when compared to Ubuntu, so they usually have more updates in their repositories. Personally I don't see much difference in using dpkg with apt and rpm with yum (or any other rpm frontend). With most modern distros, once you get to know your way around a distribution and delve deep into the packaging tools, you will find that they are more or less the same.
I tried Fedora 10 recently for about a week.. would be the longest time i would install a non debian based disro on my personal laptop.. in many ways i prefered it to ubuntu .. for one it detected all my hardwares (which isn't saying much because i use mainly intel based hardware since the system came preinstalled with ubuntu) even then Ibex didnt detect my webcam, and thinkfinger in the repo didnt all dont work .. i had to do alot of extra work to get things that just worked on hardy heron to work on ibex .. ibex really effd up .. broke lots of hardware compatibility. but what broke the camel's back was Pulse Audio.. on fedora i never had this problems .. webcam,pulse Audio,thinfinger .. all worked without extra tweak than what was necessary for setup.. the over desktop experience was awesome.. the artwork, is top notch.. but the one thing that i couldn't leave with was package management which was a big let down IMHO.. yum wasn't just as good as apt-get .. packagekit was damn too slow.. it would take forever to update.. and it was very buggy.. i really missed synaptic which is years ahead of packagekit .. i even installed yumex but even that would hang for long hours.. in the end .. packaging made the decision for me.. and right now ..(just this morning) am back to ibex .. it was a hard decision .. if only the packaging could have been better .. if only