Distrowatch: Trying on Fedora 21
praveenkumar103 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 05:35:07 UTC 2014
+1. I too have experienced this.
On 29-Dec-2014 10:40 AM, "Trupti Kini" <kinitrupti at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> Last, I would like to express my sincere apologies, in case I have
>> offended someone.
>> 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
>> > than ever... more proprietary stuff is built for Ubuntu(-based) than
>> > Fedora... so they just can't install all of the proprietary software
>> > 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
>> > would let us even if we wanted to.
>> > TYL,
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