Fedora, the digital equivalent of a child driving a bulldozer through a bunch of hybrid cars, and you happen to be the guy who must clean the mess afterwards instead of being one enjoying the show. Get the analogy?
Well, time for a Fedora Beefy Miracle KDE review. Some time ago, I tested the Xfce version, and it was fairly unimpressive. I got a very distinct feeling that whoever had spun that particular spin got tired and only finished because they had to. But then, half a year back, I had a similar experience with the Gnome release, followed by a rather spectacular KDE version. So perhaps this time around, we might get the same results, too. Let’s what this latest Fedora, number 17, can offer us. Medium-rare, with some chimichurri.
Live session & installation
I fired up Beefy on my T61 scapegoat, 64-bit, SSD and all that. The desktop uses the wallpaper like the Gnome and Xfce editions, which adds to some brand name recognition. All in all, it looks like a fairly standard, latest-version KDE, with a decent, sleek blend of silver-gray and white.
As you know, Fedora is boring, because it is encumbered by ideology, so the only thing you can focus on is the system hardware compatibility. And it was all right, at a first glance, with Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba working out of the box, and all the components being recognized. Not an unexpected result, since T61 ships with a fairly standard middle-range stuff under its titanium case.
The only novel thing that I could spot was the inclusion of the window list gadget in the bottom panel, so that when you click on it, it gives you a complete list of your open programs. Not a bad thing.
And that’s it. Nothing else really.
Fedora was destined to share its place in a quadruple-boot setup, along Ubuntu Pangolin, Kubuntu Pangolin, and Linux Mint 13 Maya. I left Ubuntu in charge of the boot sequence, and configured Fedora’s own bootloader, also GRUB2, into the root of its own device.
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