Fedora 12 Constantine - Mixed feelings
Dec 18, 2009, 17:32 (4 Talkback[s])
"Constantine is the name of a mediocre movie starring Keanu
Reeves, the name of a few Roman imperators and also the name of the
latest Fedora release. After having tested the tsunami of exciting
new releases, starting with Ubuntu Karmic Koala and having recently
published a Mandriva 2010 article, also known as the Autumn Distro
Release Fever (ADRF), it's time for a Fedora review.
"Fedora is a very intriguing distribution. It's unto RedHat what
Ubuntu is unto Debian, an experimental, unstable branch where the
bleeding edge of technology is tested, with you usually being the
one that is bleeding. Seriously, Fedora is a distribution that
combines all the dangers and thrills of the latest Linux
advancements. As such, it is quite popular mainly with intermediate
and more advanced users.
"My experience with Fedora, covering Cambridge and Leonidas
releases was a mixed one. From the pure usability perspective,
there's a lot to be desired. Take stability, for one, never a
strong point. And yet, Fedora manages to be dead simple in many
areas. If you're into free software only, then you're lucky. If you
prefer the comfort zone of having lots of proprietary stuff readily
available from you, take a number. Nevertheless, whether you like
Fedora or not, you must agree it's a unique distro. This volatile
mix makes for an exciting experiment."