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with all the little problems that have crept into ubuntu 11.04, i've decided it was time to move onto a new distro...fedora 15 here i come for now, lets see if i like it or not, if i don't, i will be distro hopping for a bit
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with all the little problems that have crept into ubuntu 11.04, i've decided it was time to move onto a new distro...fedora 15 here i come for now, lets see if i like it or not, if i don't, i will be distro hopping for a bit
When I was a noob, I spake as a noob, I understood as a noob, I thought as a noob: but when I became pro, I put away noobish things.

Welcome!
Edited by error10 - 5/8/11 at 4:56pm
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When I was a noob, I spake as a noob, I understood as a noob, I thought as a noob: but when I became pro, I put away noobish things.

Welcome!
I spake like a noob? Oh dear god that was so epically terrible that I had to epically laugh for it. If that wasn't intentional, well then good job!


As for what distro? I would avoid anything that has a package manager except Arch or Debian. The reason for that is; If your going to get a package manager you might as well use one that has the most packages OR has a source system easily set up so that you can download and compile them. That's how I see it, otherwise you should go for Slackware/Gentoo.
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But, can it run Crysis?
Under WINE i believe the answer is yes
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Arch!

i really dont like the package manager in fedora.
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for whatever reason when i powered down earlier to go out to dinner and i came back, the stupid fake raid was only showing one disk...it detected the second disk that was in it, but it wasn't apart of the "volume"...oh well...i took some hit on some non-backed up data, but not all is lost, i will recover it...i went ahead and decided to stop using raid0 as i wasn't seeing anything "magical" about it.

i've got to say, since the last time i tried fedora (8 or 9, maybe 10 can't recall atm) i'm impressed...it was a bit of hair pulling to get the nvidia drivers from nvidia's site installed (almost a much of a pita as it is in ubuntu)....

i like it, might stick with it for awhile...i went with the kde spin...as i left gnome long ago

edit: i swear i think fedora ask for my password a hundred times more often than ubuntu ever did now that i got the "font" issue worked out, i'm happy for now
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i've got to say, since the last time i tried fedora (8 or 9, maybe 10 can't recall atm) i'm impressed...it was a bit of hair pulling to get the nvidia drivers from nvidia's site installed (almost a much of a pita as it is in ubuntu)....
But... WHY the manual installation? Did the packages not work?
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But... WHY the manual installation? Did the packages not work?
are they up to date? guess i'm just use to the way ubuntu keeps them "up to date" honestly didn't even think about trying the repo...imma thinking old habits might be dying hard in the next few weeks
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are they up to date? guess i'm just use to the way ubuntu keeps them "up to date" honestly didn't even think about trying the repo...imma thinking old habits might be dying hard in the next few weeks
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error@underground ~ $ rpm -q akmod-nvidia
akmod-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.x86_64
Up to date enough.

Edit: RPM Fusion is very good at keeping the drivers up to date. I think the longest I've ever had to wait from NVIDIA's release to the packages being installed is about a week and a half.
Edited by error10 - 5/8/11 at 8:49pm
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fedora is pretty nice but honestly, you already know apt and stuff from ubuntu...

try setting up a debian partition you can set it up next to your fedora to see which you like cause i know you already have a fedora install set up both are very solid nice distros, but i personally just highly prefer debian
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