Fedora it is

As I mentioned in my “Dear Microsoft” rant-thing, I was planning on moving away from Windows.

The first thing I wanted to look into, was FreeBSD, and I did. After installing it and getting a wonderfull commandline, I started poking around. That was somewhat of a fail; I could get neither Wifi nor KDE to work properly. So maybe FreeBSD wasn’t just there yet, or maybe I just suck – either way I didn’t really have any preferences, so I decided to move on.

A while ago I read that OpenSuse is great. So I gave that a try. The installation went pretty smooth and most things worked. Except for one thing, the Wifi again. While it did technically work, there was some bug that led to there only being a default route going to the wifi card, if my wired-network was also connected. Obviously this could be fixed, and I found a bunch of work arounds. But since I still didn’t care much for what OS I was going to use, and I didn’t want an OS where I had to use work arounds to do basic things like connect to my wireless network, I ditched OpenSuse as well.

Next up was Fedora. The installation went very smooth and everything worked out of the box, except for things like Flash. (But thats the same for anything other then Windows and maybe OS X, so Fedora didn’t lose points for that.) I managed to install some of the basic stuff I wanted without issues and am now in the process of transfering everything from my Windows Vista disk to the brand new Fedora installation.

I still have a few things I need to install (IDE’s, a good torrent client (I love µTorrent), that sort of stuff) but it seems like with Fedora I have (finally) found a keeper.

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6 Responses to Fedora it is

  1. Rahul Sundaram says:

    I am a Fedora developer and maintainer of Transmission in Fedora. You can try out Transmission or if you prefer, Deluge for a good bittorrent client. If you are a KDE user, ktorrrent might be a good choice.

  2. Jory says:

    Thanks for the reply. As I am a KDE user, I’ll give ktorrent a try.

    By the way, here did you find this place?

  3. Tim says:

    I always used ktorrent on kde, but Deluge is pretty good too, and pretty lightweight.
    I miss linux, I haven’t used it in a while due to my non-wine-compatible gaming habits.

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  5. Naif Amoodi says:

    If Fedora also doesn’t work, I’d suggest you give Ubuntu a try. In the past 7 years I have tried a number of Linux distributions. My experience with Ubuntu has by far been the best. If you want KDE, then try Kubuntu instead.

  6. Jory says:

    Naif, thanks for the reply. This blogpost is somewhat outdated – I’m actually using Kubuntu right now.

    Note to self: blog about current setup. 🙂

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