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Fedora Reviews

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My main OS
Highly recommend.
High security compared to Ubuntu


Great balance between cutting-edge and reliable

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Fedora prides itself in being an early adopter of new technologies and promoting open-source software.

Easy to install
Easy to use package manager
Well integrated with GNOME
One of the first to include new updates in the Linux community

Adding software that isn't open-source requires an extra step
Not Debian, so proprietary software that is only compatible with Ubuntu and Debian won't work


Debian/Ubuntu software that comes as a .deb file can often be made to work on other distros. Here's how. For a package called example.deb, open the terminal, go to the folder where example.deb is located and type:

ar x example.deb

A handful of files and folders will appear in that folder. One of them is likely called something like data.tar.gz. This is a compressed file which you can decompress using engrampa or whatever is your favourite Linux program for this.

In the decompressed version of that folder you'll find a bunch of stuff, and amongst it somewhere the binary (executable) program you want to run. Possibly in a subfolder called 'bin'. Double click that to start the program.

I did not know that, thanks!

The neverending battle between Fedora and Ubuntu

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I've used Fedora Cora 5 in the past and i could barely use it (because of a lack of knowledge). When i decided to completely move from Windows to GNU/Linux, i had to choose between many distros.
The Linux Distribution Chooser by Zegenie studios matched up 4 distros to my taste and knowledge.
One of those distros was Ubuntu, another Fedora.

I knew Ubuntu had dedicated users and wide support but because i'm into servers and one told me RedHat was very popular for servers i eventually chose Fedora.

Judging Fedora on itself is quite difficult since one is only seeing the Gnome graphical frontend by default.
Hardware such as my UPS, scanner and printer were automatically recognized, no drivers or the like required!

  • [PRO] for selinux
  • [PRO] for community support
  • [CON] for requiring root password during updates (instead of sudo)
  • [CON] for limited package manager (one must know at least part of the name for a package)

I simply can't list all pro's and cons. Try Fedora, you'll like it!


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I used the desktop version of fedora.
I like it because, i never had issues with it while i head some with other linux distributions coghs Pop_OS, it supports dual booting, full disk encryption, alternative package managers such as snap, it runs out of the box with all the software for your needs (if you selected them at the install process), and comes with a reasonable pre installed gui design wich you can adjust as much as you like without any third party software not like other os totatly not thinking of windows right now, it got the capability to connect to your phone and your browser (wich makes enables a supper easy workflow), and the best is you NEVER got to pay anything the hole os is based on opensource or free software.
Well it is great, but i still got some issues like to be fair i used the beta net installer and i got some crashes while updating or installing additional programs (wich could be caused by some repo editing i did). so i got some other minimal issues and bugs wich were pretty rare but still in my opinion a way better os then the comercial options out there.


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simple, straight forward replacement for windows


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I don't recommend it as a main os. Fedora is an open-source only OS and therefore has some problems e. g. with playback of videos files both local and online.


i am using Fedora for 2 yrs now, i didn't faced any issues with media playback, instead it's very capable to play, you just need to add right repos & codecs, that's it.