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.
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My Test Machine: AMD64 3000+ Processor MSI Motherboard 1GB DDR I Ram ESPON C 58 Printer Samsung 15" Monitor.
LIVE CD FEDORA 14 64 bit
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
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?