Why I Stopped

During installation I noticed Karmi wasn’t lying. It seems to be possible to use Fedora without having to type in your password. Ok.

… continuing the installation and review of Fedora 36. The main reason is, tadaaah! – I’m fukn lazy. ๐Ÿ˜ Yes, pure and simple and anticlimactic as that. After some prodding and nudging by Karmi I was lucky enough to find download links to some more desktop environments for Fed36 – which are by now all upgraded to official Fed36 – and even installed the Cinnamon version onto GagaMore.

Fedora’s website gives us some nifty and less nifty desktops to choose from.

And then I knew I won’t use it … ever. Not even for 5 minutes. I believe that Fed36 is the bestest Fedora release evaar, and for me it was the first time I’d managed to install it on any of my machines but still … I’m fukn happy with my Arch installs and have no reason to switch to a new, unfamiliar system. You know, memorizing all the commands is a bit much for my old housewifey brain. And anyway – Fedora is managed by American mega corp Red Hat where it serves as the test lab for RHEL.

I didn’t even start the installation process. :/

Cool.

But not for me. I refuse to be an unpaid beta tester for Red Hat.

Here’s an image of how Cinnamon would look like had I installed it. But I didn’t.

Listen, I’m quite sure Fedora36 is a very fine Linux system. So far I’m only hearing positive things about it. And a couple years ago I woulda installed and tested the shit out of it. But that’s not me anymore, I have a life to live, and a blog to blog, outside of the Linuxverse.

So, take my word for it when I tell you that Fedora surely is a worthy contender in the struggle for real estate on your personal hardware. On my computers the fight was decided already long ago. In 2014 actually.

And Arch/Manjaro won.

Your mileage may vary.

8 comments

    • Yes. And I’m happy you found your home in Mint. It’s really good, no? And I’m happy for every single one of my readers who switched to Linux … and Linux. Be they distrohoppers or stuck to their distro. As long as they are not on any MS/Apple/Google product all is good. But see, in my case it’s not so much about hopping as it is about trying, testing and reviewing. Coz I have a blog. Feeling a bit like a traitor now and that the ‘too lazy’ excuse won’t cut it anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    • “Fedora 36 is the talk of the town”
      That’s why I felt urged to test it. But now I’ve freed myself from thoughts like that. This is my blog, I’m kinda big around here, I write about stuff or don’t write about it, as I see fit. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Again: Fed 36 is probably one of the better Linux distros to use right now. And very much to mine and most of the readers’ taste, it also comes in Mate and Cinnamon flavours. Everybody should give it a try. Particularly patriotic Americans; Linux doesn’t get much more Ameircan than Fedora! ๐Ÿ™‚

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