Birch Street Computing -

about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a local company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun.

I am an avid user.

Fedora 12 works for me


So I've been hankering to try a new distro for a while and after a few false starts in years past, I'm now running Fedora on my laptop. Fedora 12 is the first version I've simply been able to boot up with and have it just load and work without strange glitches. Even the much maligned (by me) NetworkManager is working quite well. Hibernate works, but there is a minor "scrambled" screen before it loads. Other than that, I'm pleased.

Following a couple blog posts got me up and running with the multimedia stuff that the stock distro does not supply. All-in-all it took me very little time to get stuff working well. I'm even all KDE 4.4-up. Aside from my second Kubuntu install from years ago (I think it was a 7.x, but I'm not sure) this has to be one of the bet Linux install experiences - especially counting the post install "get the environment the way I like it" work.

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