Okay, so I mostly love Fedora. However, here are 4 things
that got by blood really, really boiling, so I thought I’d share my
emotions. They are mostly policy issues, where I think you have gotten it very
Just installed F11 64 bit, here are the things I hate about
it in the first 30 minutes (of course there are a lot of things I like too, but
they work, these don't). No doubt more will crop up.
- Root gdm login - gets harder every release -
SHAME ON YOU root nazis!
- Samba (outbound) browsing requires firewall mods
- Jamming SELinux enforcing mode with no query
And a bug:
- My "supported" NVIDIA card (Quadro NVS
295) is not detected - okay this may not be due to overt, mulish
arrogance, but I did check the supported card list and it is really
The first 3 items are just freaking absurd and represent some sort of political
agenda combined with astonishing arrogance.
Is a graphical root login dangerous -- of course! So are a lot of things, which
have obvious enable/disable controls. Was this this discussed in the release
note? - NO. Should it be inhibited by an ever-increasing set of obscure
work-arounds (in this case an new file to edit in F11)? Of course not. (Well
as was pointed out to me in thread http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=223793
this is discussed... but in non-highlighted text at the end of the boring last
bullet suggesting you “save and close”).
And why on earth show the stupid "Windows Network" if it doesn't work
-- just gives an obscure error message "Failed to retrieve share list from
server". If you install the client, the reasonable man would open the
ports, OR provide a cluefull error message.
SELinux - enforcing???? So all the bugs are worked out? I think not.
-- Charlie Butterfield
P.S. Here is a bit more context:
Bob -- Thanks for the tip, I did NOT realize the developers
didn't scan the forums. I have been using Fedora since FC2 (I think), and
overall think its great, esp as a bleeding edge incubator for RHEL/CentOS. BUT
there are some annoying trends occurring that finally pushed me over
Dan -- I like all manner of stuff, but what caused me to just wipe my CentOS
5.3 root partition and replace it with F11 was a desire to get the relatively
new GNOME gvfs stuff -- so I can manipulate remote windows shares with any
tool, not just GnomeVFS aware tools.
On a higher level I am amazed and impressed by the creative outpouring from the
various Open Source communities, although it is also a stark reminder of the
fact that programmers hate, hate, hate documentation :-)