As I noted in my earlier review, I did not particularly like Fedora 18. But, now that it is installed, I have been using it from time to time. So here are a few comments on what I have noticed.
I am surprised at the frequency of updates. I suppose that I should not have been surprised, as Fedora has a reputation for this. When I booted Fedora 18 on Tuesday, there were 85 new updates waiting. Then, only three days later, there were an additional 28 updates.
I ran fedora 17 for a while on my test machine. I have since replaced that with opensuse 12.2 Beta2. Before my memory fades, here’s a comparison of fedora 17 and opensuse 12.2. When installing fedora from the DVD image, I chose to install KDE, Gnome, LXDE and XFCE. Those are the same choices that I make with opensuse. Of course, I don’t really use all of those. Mostly, I use KDE and experiment with the others. On my test machine, I use XFCE because it is a little lighter in weight for the older slower hardware. Read More…