- Gnome Shell preview is really awesome. I like it, it works, and I'm excited to see what else might be in store. Hopefully a few keyboard shortcuts for flipping desktops.
- NetworkManager continues to make the user networking experience good. At this point it's about as reliable and useful as my Mac.
- Video/Media codec support still sucks. This is not Fedora's fault, it sucks on Mac too. Codecs just plain suck. Point in case? I installed mythfrontend during a demo at MilwaukeeLUG and it broke Totem's ability to play an Ogg file. After a few logouts and some more installs is started to work. Then broke again. Folks, this is why Flash video is successful. HTML5 video may standardize on a few codecs but I'm not terribly sure that will help. This has been a problem for close to a decade and I'm sometimes shocked it's still an issue.
- Firefox is still slower than Firefox on my Mac.
- For the most part, things just work.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
With Fedora 13 Alphas being released it seems like as good a time as any to plonk down some of my thoughts on Fedora 12.