Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Sep 2008 05:12 UTC, submitted by computerishcat
Graphics, User Interfaces Now that the second deadline for Fedora 10 themes has been reached, the remaining theme proposals have matured and gotten much, much better. At this point, it is clear that no matter what theme is chosen, Fedora 10 will look great. Still, all themes are not equal. These are some of the best, though.
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Gave up on Fedora
by BrendaEM on Sun 7th Sep 2008 16:56 UTC
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I gave up on Fedora when they were only building one version of Openoffice per Fedora release. In other words, they were not keeping their builds current.

Edited 2008-09-07 16:57 UTC

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RE: Gave up on Fedora
by Xaero_Vincent on Sun 7th Sep 2008 17:59 in reply to "Gave up on Fedora"
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Vanilla OOo sucks anyway.

If you're going to use a free office suit make it Oxygen Office Professional.

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RE[2]: Gave up on Fedora
by rajj on Sun 7th Sep 2008 19:50 in reply to "RE: Gave up on Fedora"
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VBA support is a bug.

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RE[2]: Gave up on Fedora
by BrendaEM on Sun 7th Sep 2008 20:37 in reply to "RE: Gave up on Fedora"
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Excellent knee-jerk response : )

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RE: Gave up on Fedora
by cmost on Sun 7th Sep 2008 19:39 in reply to "Gave up on Fedora"
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Well, you gave up on Fedora for nothing then. You can get OpenOffice from and install the latest version yourself. Both DEBs and RPMs are provided for the current and experimental releases. Check here:

Now go enjoy Fedora! :-)

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RE: Gave up on Fedora
by VistaUser on Sun 7th Sep 2008 19:53 in reply to "Gave up on Fedora"
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So... which distro did you move to?

afaik, Fedora is one of the more cavalier distro's when it comes to updates and if it shies away from an update there may be a reason (though it could be a lousy one, such as bandwidth for those on a narrow pipe, but they have problems anyway.).

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RE[2]: Gave up on Fedora
by sbergman27 on Sun 7th Sep 2008 21:03 in reply to "RE: Gave up on Fedora"
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afaik, Fedora is one of the more cavalier distro's when it comes to updates

Yes. In fact, that and the very rude and unhelpful forum were what drove me away. Don't get me wrong. I can handle a bit of rudeness. And I can handle not getting an answer from a user forum. Especially an answer to a very sticky problem. And having used RedHat and variants since RH 4.2, I very rarely need to bother the forums. However, in an emergency situation, with dozens of users (60 actually) waiting for me to resolve a particularly recalcitrant problem (which ended up being due to a package update), Fedora's forum failed me miserably, causing much embarrassment to me and wasted time on the part of my users. (And yes, I was walking on egg shells to be polite on the forum because I had been up all night pulling my hair out, was out of ideas, and desperately *needed* some new ideas from someone, anyone, in the forum.)

After I got the problem resolved on my own, after 20 non-stop hours, the only comments coming from the forum having been to advise me that it was "very rude of me" to mention that the issue was "kind of urgent" in my post, since everyone's problems are supposedly of equal importance, and never mind that I apologized in advance for having to use the word "urgent", I had time to get suitably irritated about the situation and decided that the Fedora community could just stick their distro where the sun doesn't shine. (Sorry to be so negative, but even a few months later I am still fuming about the damage to Linux' reputation that occurred at that client site, as they stood by and criticized from their ivory towers.) I will not let it happen again. Fedora, a distro which actually has a lot going for it in other ways, totally blew it when it mattered most.

It is not my intent to get into a flame war, or even an extended discussion on this topic. And some may disagree with me. That's OK. But I've said my piece, and perhaps this will click with someone and make a positive difference for some future forum poster some day.

But as situations permit, I am migrating remaining Fedora boxes under my administration, which are of any importance, to other distros. And I have no doubt that I am doing the right thing.

Edited 2008-09-07 21:11 UTC

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