Distrowatch: Trying on Fedora 21

Trupti Kini kinitrupti at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 05:09:49 UTC 2014

I agree and +1 for this

Trupti Kini
Research Assistant, FOSSEE
Aerospace lab, IIT Bombay

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Madhurjya Roy <roymadhurjya at gmail.com>

> I agree, this is quite frustrating. And it's not just reviews, even
> some new users say so. I installed Fedora on one of my friend's laptop
> trying to convince him that it is much better than his illegal copy of
> Windows 7.
> Guess what? He called me two days later saying that he couldn't find
> any good software on the GNOME software center. He was also unable to
> watch his movies or listen to his MP3 music. I told him over the phone
> to follow the instructions on rpmfusion's website and install the
> repository. But he couldn't, he'd never even seen a command line
> before and so, he messed up. He later brought it to me and I installed
> rpmfusion (for VLC Media Player and the other non-free software he
> would need) and also loaded WINE (something a Windows user for years
> would probably need). He hasn't complained since and now he says that
> he likes the new look. You might say that my friend is dumb but aren't
> all NORMAL *Windows/OS X* users like this?
> I started my journey on Linux with Ubuntu and since then I have
> switched to Fedora. I still have Ubuntu on my home PC, though. I was a
> NORMAL Windows user at first and I have struggled too! Well, I agree
> that the struggle was worth the new things that I got to learn but we
> must realise that there are people (most of the people) just need to
> get  their job done.
> This is where I think Linux distros should put a bit more effort.
> People still relate Linux to developers, sysadmins and servers.  I do
> embrace Open Source projects and Fedora's freeness, but what I do
> believe is that a simple button on the software center to enable repos
> like rpmfusion (just for those who want) shouldn't hurt. A simple step
> like that could make the OS more appealing  to a potentially huge
> market and maybe someday Linux would overtake OS X or even Windows in
> terms of popularity.
> Please be aware that I am just trying to put the common people's
> viewpoint. This is just an opinion and not any sort of destructive
> criticism!
> Last, I would like to express my sincere apologies, in case I have
> offended someone.
> Regards,
> Madhurjya Roy
> On 28/12/2014, Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> Full review on
> >> http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20141222#fedora
> >
> > Almost every Fedora review for the past umteen years has ended with this
> > type of summary (I paraphrase):
> >
> > "Fedora is great but they don't include all of the proprietary stuff you
> > want."
> >
> > Even the Linux Action Show, with all of their praise for Fedora...
> > complained that even though using the third-party rpmfusion repo is
> easier
> > than ever... more proprietary stuff is built for Ubuntu(-based) than
> > Fedora... so they just can't install all of the proprietary software like
> > they want.  Argh.  It is so frustrating.
> >
> > Sometimes I just feel that we can't win. :(  Oh, and no I don't want to
> > abandon free software ethics to fix those issues... not that Red Hat
> legal
> > would let us even if we wanted to.
> >
> > TYL,
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