I would really love to improve the "get-fedora" static page. Here's a
thumbnail; Toshio told me at FUDCon that this is something that's
eminently obtainable. (I think he actually said something more
typically can-do like "we can do that," but I like using lots of
syllables because it sounds all smart 'n' stuff.)
In short, it would be great to see the page shortened so it fits on a
single average browser page, with a set of plain English questions that
lead the user to the right link for downloading. The questions need not
be two-answer only, but instead elicit the best choice for the user.
I am working on drafting a workflow and questions in:
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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I've installed Linux before, a few years ago now though. Now I want
Fedora and so I go to http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora. I see 3
options with no explanation!! The website looks great, but please
provide at least a little information on the downloading page about
what the differences are between "Install Media", "Fedora Desktop Live
Media" and "Fedora KDE Live Media". I'll be conservative and get the
"Install Media" because that's what I want to do... install. But I'll
be pissed if it end up meaning I miss out on a GUI or something stupid
like that and have to download again. Meanwhile, I'll continue to hunt
around the docs for an explanation - but it would've be so much nicer
to get a 1 or 2 sentence explanation of each on the download page!!
Are you aware that www.fedoraproject.org has become inaccessible (at least to me in UK). I now get "Access Denied - Please contact your network administrator" when trying to connect.
Googling "Fedora" produces your site at the top of the list but a couple of places below is www.fedora.org , which is a very weird and disturbing page that refers in an oblique fashion to Fedora Linux. As a long time Fedora Linux user I am very concerned about this. I can access your site through anonymouse.org, so it seems that some sort of censorship, filtering, blacklisting or DOS attack is underway.
I have queried my ISP (Virgin.net) but have no reply yet. I would be interested to know what light you can throw on this.
Regards, Geoff Siddell
I downloaded the fedora 86_64 dvd yesterday (which was painless, thank
you!). However, it was a bit more difficult to find the sha1sum file to
go along with it - I think it would make it easier for future
downloaders if you could put a link to that file on the main (download)
page. Thanks for listening!