Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:55 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Red Hat The Fedora developers have decided that Fedora 16 will not use Btrfs by default. The announcement was made by Josef Bacik, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. Instead the switch to Btrfs filesystem has now been postponed to Fedora 17.
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Switching to another distro...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 12th Aug 2011 22:44 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

I was a fan of Fedora 14. Really. At that time, it was much more stable than Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. With GNOME Shell being the default deployment of Fedora 15, I confess that I really tried, tried and tried. But GNOME Shell is not for me. I also find that F15 was the most "beta" Fedora ever released. The branded and costumized wallpapers and KDE settings were so unprofessional looking and low quality design, it was ridiculous.

With forthcoming Ubuntu being without GNOME 2, and having default options like Unity 3D and 2D, I am forced to move to Kubuntu. And tweaking a little here and there, KDE 4.6 is confortable now. In fact, what led me to go to Kubuntu was a review from Dedoimedo.com. If Kubuntu doesn't decide to "take a dump" as far as a distro have what it takes to be the leader, I may stick with it for the time being.

I am not very much fond of Linux Mint because of all the green and inherited bugs of Ubuntu. The other day I built a fast box with Kubuntu, and I was really impressed. All the benefits of Ubuntu, running KDE. For sure I spent 30 minutes trying to find how to make titlebar buttons large, make scrollbar larger and coloured, make fonts bigger, etc. But it was worth it. If KDE guys don't take a new fresh dump again, KDE will reign.

I miss Fedora tools, more specifically, Red Hat tools. I could have stuck with Fedora 15. I was loving F14. But somehow, this time, F15 blew it.

I think developers should consider at least make KDE the default environment instead of GNOME Shell. I have seen many many people giving up on GNOME Shell. Linus criticized. I criticize it too. GNOME Shell is for smartphone lovers, and I don't even have one, and don't plan purchasing one.

One thing for sure I know, this year things are very hectic in Linux world.

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tuaris Member since:
2007-08-05

On Fedora 15, when you force fallback mode on GNOME 3, it's actually very good and a step up from GNOME 2.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

...and you're the only person on earth to think that way, right?

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

One thing for sure I know, this year things are very hectic in Linux world.


You can say that again! The state of the Linux desktop is absolutely appalling at the moment. So much so that I switched to JWM (a simple window manager), instead of these bloated and user unfriendly desktop environments. JWM is lightning fast, stays out of my way while I get my work done. Menus are easy to configure to your liking. I even have a script that integrates the "Gnome menu", so if I install new app, they are automatically visible in JwM's menu.

New is clearly not always better. Go with the time-tested and trusted software that works.

I'm even considering moving back to Slackware (from Ubuntu). The simplicity of installing and compiling software (optimized for your hardware) is just great.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

going to try this jwm!

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