Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Jan 2015 21:07 UTC
Fedora Core

Like most Linux distros, Fedora is a massive, sprawling project. Frankly, it's sprawl-y to the point that it has felt unfocused and a bit lost at times. Just what is Fedora? The distro has served as a kind of showcase for GNOME 3 ever since GNOME 3 hit the beta stage. So Fedora in theory is meant to target everyday users, but at the same time the project pours tremendous energy into building developer tools like DevAssistant. Does that make Fedora a developer distro? A newbie-friendly GNOME showcase? A server distro? An obscure robotics distro?

Today, the answer to all the above questions is "yes." And the way to make sense of it all is what Fedora calls Fedora.Next.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Finalzone on Sun 18th Jan 2015 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Finalzone
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2005-07-06

You can try installing http://negativo17.org/nvidia-driver/ repository. I don't know if it works for because I don't have such hardware. Bumblebees based card are notoriously difficult according to some users.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sun 18th Jan 2015 20:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-07-12

It's a breeze for Fedora and Ubuntu - install the repos (available via bumblee-project.org), install bbswitch, virtualgl, primus, and bumblebee-nivida.

I've had few problems, and they were entirely limited to running Wine apps. Running Diablo III (via Wine), for example, was a huge pain. Some applications like being run via primusrun, others like being run via optirun. When Blizzard added the Battle.Net launcher, it became very difficult - the launcher needed primusrun, and Diablo III needed optirun, which took a while to figure out, then a bit longer to figure out how to force Wine to do it.

Also, I'm surprised OSNews doesn't have an option for using a monospace font inline. It makes CLI commands stand out, and is a commonly used convention.

EDIT: The NVidia driver supports optimus setups on it's own, but doesn't do the GPU switching - everything has to be rendered via the GPU. It replaces any existing OpenGL libraries with its own.

Edited 2015-01-18 21:05 UTC

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