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Offline Raklödder

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Fedora 25
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:17:59 AM »


The latest release comes with an updated 4.8 kernel, Wayland support by default, GNOME 3.22, Fedora Media Writer, MP3 decoding, Flatpak support for developers and the usual Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE, MATE/Compiz, Sugar and XFCE-spins.

I've only been running the latest version for the past three weeks, but it has been more stable than I had anticipated apart from the occasional flickering when watching Youtube-videos and going back and forth from fullscreen mode with any given mediaplayer (which is more than likely an issue with Wayland) but other than that it has been overall good for the things I like to do, which consits of some light photo and video editing, audiophile hours, web browsing and playing games and it has already helped me save my valuable files twice after having enabled "proposed" updates in my Ubuntu 17.04 settings, but that can be said about any live-USB and doesn't make it unique.

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Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 08:23:42 PM »
I've tried it too on my laptop and I've got to say I was pretty impressed as well. I'm almost inclined to use it as my main distribution on that thing. Wayland seems really nice so far, very smooth.
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Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 11:03:16 PM »
Is wayland default for xfce version as well ? 

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Re: Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 11:10:08 PM »
I've tried it too on my laptop and I've got to say I was pretty impressed as well. I'm almost inclined to use it as my main distribution on that thing. Wayland seems really nice so far, very smooth.

Hmm... I need to give this a test run to see how well my ROG handles it. I was wondering about Wayland since I have yet to use a distro that has it implemented. Awesome to hear that it is running smoothly though.

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Re: Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 04:29:28 AM »
Is wayland default for xfce version as well ?
Xfce 4.12 only supports X. I hope Xfce 4.14 will support Wayland.
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Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 09:30:54 PM »
I went ahead and installed the basic workstation gnome on a ssd wth Vivaldi as my default browser autostarting along with the terminal. No complaints as of yet - seems pretty awesome.

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Re: Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 05:36:52 PM »
I went ahead and installed the basic workstation gnome on a ssd wth Vivaldi as my default browser autostarting along with the terminal. No complaints as of yet - seems pretty awesome.
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Re: Fedora 25
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 05:12:24 PM »
In all honesty, it is a bit of a pain when you're dealing with non-free (Fedora's definition, not FSF's) software. You have to enable a 3rd party repository (RPM Fusion) or use the COPR build system. Sometimes, building from source is a requirement. The upside to this is a distribution that's stable as a rock, given the love and care put in by the developers - and the income from RHEL. I personally have had few issues dealing with the distribution, compared to the numerous on Manjaro or Ubuntu.