[PlanetCCRMA] landing on the Fedora 18 planet

Brendan Jones brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 22:20:43 PST 2013

On 01/23/2013 08:58 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On 01/23/2013 08:39 AM, Bill Schottstaedt wrote:
>> I tried to install FC 18 from a DvD (the ISO image option) since
>> my web connection is tricky.
> Yes, the installer was puzzling to say the least. I managed to navigate
> it but I was like "what?" I installed from the gnome dvd and after that
> I added the MATE, XFce, Cinnamon and other more palatable desktops
> through yum groupinstall. I guess that would not work for a not very
> fast internet connection.
> I would give some time to the new installer. It is new and different and
> we all hate different at first (I think). It does not make any sense to
> me now, but what do I know?
> I don't have much hope, though. I gave time to gnome3, a lot of time,
> and it still feels LESS productive to use than other "older and obsolete
> paradigm" desktops. It does not seem to be getting any better or I'm too
> old to learn new tricks. Progress. I imagine many users (including, I
> hope, the developers) must be thrilled at their new found
> "productivity", maybe because that is not important to them. It would
> seem that what is important to them is, exclusively, the world of tablet
> computing where users just "consume" stuff and point at things. I use
> laptops and desktops and the paradigm does not fit (and if I had a
> tablet it would not be running Fedora).
> -- Fernando

I'm not happy with the installer either. For those wanting to upgrade 
their systems the new FedUp tool (they weren't thinking when they named 
this or were they?) or upgrading using yum is trouble free.


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