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Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle Xfce review - Underwhelming

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Ladies and nerds, Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle has just been released. And instantly, I was faced with a dilemma. Which version should I test? Of course, the default Gnome 3 is out of the question. So that left me with KDE and Xfce. The last time, I liked Fedora 16 KDE very much and went for the Xfce version.

Live session + installation

I will begin in a rather unusual manner and say: whoever designed the Fedora installer to reboot the machine when it closes needs to have their programming little hands cut off by a red lightsaber. As it happens, I was merrily testing the distro and saving screenshots of my activities. The installation completed. You get the message, reboot or cancel. It makes no difference. Close the installer and watch the system reboot, before you had the chance to copy the files to a persistent media.

So I was forced to work through the live session twice.




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