Nov 28, 2010

Fedora 14 is not for Novice

Fedora is quite popular distro and now I am going to depict experience with Fedora 14. I feel it not for novice user so I provide a easy to use Codec installation for novice user.

Distrowatch Ranking - 2

My Test Machine:

AMD64 3000+ Processor
MSI Motherboard
ESPON C 58 Printer
Samsung 15" Monitor.

LIVE CD FEDORA 14 64 bit

First Impression:

I took Gnome Live CD for my experiment. Installation was excellent ; installation was smooth and took less time to Ubuntu 10.10.

FEDORA 14 Screen shot :

Hardware Detection:

Quite impressive,detected all my hardware and also my friend's webcam who uses Lenovo Laptop. So , its simply great. Now one can use Internet using Bluetooth DUN modem.

Software Selection :

Here Fedora lacks behind other distribution.
it lacks

  • Open Office
  • Most famous GIMP
With out  Word Processor and Spreadsheet application imagination of a true desktop is useless. novice user find very difficult to adjust to this desktop. I don't know what fedora packed in their around 700MB Live CD.

Multimedia Experience :
Fedora does not come with any codecs  to play MP3 or any multimedia file. Only one can playopen source format .ogg and ,ogv files. When I want to play MP3 it start searching for suitable Pro gramme and after 15 minute of search it failed to download the codecs. Note during Codec download my computer was connected to internet. I downloaded codecs using console that is quite difficult for Novice user. To make Fedora desktop experience user friendly I am going to share how I downloaded the codecs to my system?

Codec Installation :
Open Terminal Applications > System Tools > Terminal. then su – for a root user . Enter your root password. All the commands are performed as ................

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Nov 16, 2010

Too many Linux distro makes Windows 7's Success

Everyone has to accept Windows 7 is great success for Microsoft , they got some hard cash , and if you talk about it selling then brakes its record of Selling Windows XP. After the failure of Windows vista Microsoft got an Armour that make him alive in this competitive market .Now Microsoft is preparing to launch WINDOW 7 mobile OS for Mobile Devices.

Windows OS has recently got a competition From Linux but now its seems Linux makes Windows 7 success story. There is more then 1000 Linux distro in the market that makes people confuse which one to choose and where Microsoft hold on its product. There is another competitor of Microsoft and that is MAC but they sell their OS only with their hardware , and it supports only Intel Processor they haven't release yet support for AMD.
Reason goes against Linux  -

  1. More than 1000 distro
  2. Hardware vendor is running after money and not showing his readiness towards Linux ,Most of them doest not provide Drivers to Linux OS .
  3. Top Linux Distro like Ubuntu , Fedora , OpenSuse... fight against themselves.
  4. Release cycle of Linux distro is very short around 6 month , sometimes they releases a buggy OS.
  5. Linux Lack some of Good  software Like Photoshop, AVID, Coreldraw .MS Office  alternates available but these software gaint has  more then 70% market share and not willing to provide a Linux version of this software.
  6. People thought Windows OS is simplest one thats why they don't want to give a try. In market Windows user spread  rum ours that...........

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