It´s almost one year, I am with the
Fedora community. In this one year, I met so many great people from
Fedora community. I have visited hundreds of forums, mailing lists. I
meet so many people who uses Fedora (also who doesn´t). I have
learned so many things from them. Some of them are happy using Fedora
and some them are not. And I think, as a community member, it´s my
responsibility to inform you guys about some issues that I think, why
people doesnt like to use Fedora or switching to other distros. And
something, that we need to fix.
1. Need to include RPM Fusion
with Fedora 11 default installation (but not activated, like Fedora
test repo or raw hide, as we don´t include proprietary software). If
this is not possible (may be because of some legal issue), then I´ll
say, we need a working GUI solution to install RPM Fusion. According
to RPM Fusion they
explained a GUI solution to install the repo, but most of the time,
it doesnt work at all (I myself, tested thousands time, also so many
people there has, who tried, I searched for the solution, everyone
give me CLI solution). And KPackage Kit can´t install it. So we need
a solution that will work for GNOME and KDE both.
2. Need a
GUI solution to install nVidia and ATI driver, that will
automatically install the appropriate driver (Ubuntu has a GUI
Hardware Drivers options that automatically download and
install the driver, also they have Envy, its another GUI
3. Need a GUI solution to install all kind of
proprietary Multimedia codecs (Ubuntu has ubuntu-restricted-extras,
they simply select it from package manager, and it installs all kind
of codecs including JAVA)
4. Need a complete GUI solution to install softwares offline from cache (ofcourse if it can fix the dependency) or DVD Media.
5. There has a very easy way to
install a rpm package from CLI (one single package, that has not any
dependency issue or if it has, it´s possible to install the package
by ignoring it). But from Fedora 9, GUI double click rpm install
doesnt work at all. So, we need a GUI solution of it.
Need to add CD/DVD repo with Fedora 11 default installation, so
people can use DVD to install softwares.
7. From /etc/yum.conf
we need to edit keepcache=0 to 1 as default. So people can use the cache to install software later or to some other PC.
of you will say, why we are following Ubuntu? Well, I´ll say,
no, we are not following them. This is the truth, what users want. And many of you will think, this ideas are stupid, but truth is If
this issues we can fix, for sure, so many people will start
using Fedora. My apologies, if I am wrong anywhere.
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