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    Steve

    I have been wanting to check out the new version of Fedora, although I use XFCE and am not a big fan of KDE or Gnome. I am running 15, but haven’t had time to upgrade yet, although I think I may do it tonight.

    Even though I am not traditionally a fan of KDE, it might be worth checking out again. It has been awhile since I tried it and it does look pretty spiffy in your screenshots. Might have to check out the live cd and, I suppose, give Gnome another chance too…

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    1. 6.1

      Jonathan

      In the FWIW department, in order to get Amarok to play CDs it’s necessary to install the phonon-vlc backend. Gstreamer doesn’t work for some reason. In fact, I saw that the vlc backend was recommended on a KDE site.

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  2. 5

    hilsz

    With luxi fonts please . . .

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  3. 4

    Luca

    Very good and technical review, but take note that Fedora 16 was officially released on November 8. Fedora is my favourite Linux distribution. It’s cutting edge, but, in the same time, I find it to be a stable and polished operative system (especially after the initial phase of upgrading). So far so good, no particular problems (right now I’m typing from F16 Gnome, but I use F16 KDE as well). No problems in printing with a printer connected via wireless (after installing the proprietary driver supplied by the hardware producer). Installing all the codecs and multimedia stuff is easy, but, obviously, you have to know the procedure. Anyway (for those who don’t know that) there are very good programs like autoplus or easy life that make very easy to install all the needed software. Long story short: I recommend it!

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    anonymous

    KDE’s far better than gnome and gnome shell. However, I don’t like KDE Fedora spin is loaded with trash from gnome. Because of this I’m using Kubuntu.

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  5. 2

    darkduck

    Nice review, as usual… Lots of pictures and descriptive text.
    I liked Fedora KDE too… Until broke it.

    If you’re interested, here are my reviews:
    http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/11/fedora-16-kde-improving-perfection.html – Live
    http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/11/fedora-16-kde-improving-perfection.html – installed version

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      finid

      I wonder why people bother to review a distro’s Live version.

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