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Re: Here are some of my ideas for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9



On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 23:24 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
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> * NTFS support during installation
> there should be NTFS support built in to anaconda so that ntfs
> partitions are automatically recognized and added to /etc/fstab - and
> that users are given an option to make them read-only or to be mounted
> in read-write mode.

I don't believe this is possible because of non-free licensing reasons.

> * Beagle and Deskbar installed by default
> these applications make all the difference for an desktop user between
> an "OK" user experience and "wonderful" user experience. Work flow
> using these two applications is radically improved and this is what
> should be showcased as a "Modern linux desktop".

I could go either way with this ... I personally did not like it, of
course I prefer the "Windows Classic" setting when using Windows also.

> - also I would add a beagle firefox plugin which also makes all the
> difference when you need some resource you saw online but didn't
> bookmark it or put it on del.ico.us
> - these apps don't waste resources, and the memory footprint is really
> not that much, especially if put in context that you really have to
> look hard these days for a system that has less or equal to 256MB of
> memory. I tested beagle on 3 laptop systems with fedora 6 / 7 and one
> desktop with also fedora 6 / 7 and I didn't have a single issue. So
> for me not to have in installed in Fedora 7 was a big disappointment.

For me beagle seemed to cause the system to become a bit "laggy" when it
was indexing on my old P4.  On a dual core I have not noticed it
working, but that's my experience.

> * Firefox to have it's original icon in gnome panel
> the icon fedora uses makes me search for firefox icon all the time. I
> guess that I'm not the only one. Firefox has one of the most
> recognisable icons I have ever seen and simply don't see why fedora
> uses non-firefox icon. It just confuses users.

The reason for Firefox Icon not being used is that you can change your
browser to some other though the preferred applications control panel to
something else. Nothing like clicking on the Firefox icon and firing up
Links!

> * Desktop shortcut for joining Fedora IRC (aka "Get Live Help")
> Fedora is about freedom+communication, right? Why not make this
> statement more that just a nice slogan. If you installed saabyon linux
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> in IRC chat room and was on my way after I got quick help. Whis kind
> of help was precious to me and would love to see it in fedora as one
> of it's main features and not just as a slogan.
> screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=382063978&size=l

Not a bad idea ... I would give that a +1

> * Desktop folder with examples of what "this linux thing" can do :)
> This is especially important for a live cd versions. Ubuntu has this
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> great value in video presentation and include some great videos on
> Fedora 8 live CD.
> ubuntu examples:
> http://johnny.chadda.se/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/Ubuntu_Examples.png
> and another: http://knowledge76.com/images/thumb/800px-Dapper_examples.png

Not a bad idea, though I would definitely allow not installing them if
you don't want/need the extra cruft.  The ones I've liked are the "We
Are Here" and the fedora "remix" videos.   

Of the RedHat ones I always liked "Truth Happens" and "Inevitable"

> * a working Burning app for Fedora Gnome desktop
> Put any new user in front of fresh Fedora 7 desktop and ask them to
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> a link
> for "CD Recoder" placed somewhere under "Applications" menu and not
> "Places" menu.

Well the current one works like the windows XP one does ... drop in a
burnable disk and drop files into the folder and click "Write to Disk".
I rather like the way Nautilus one works ... for most stuff it's all
that's needed.

Regards,
Paul Berger


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