A week with Fedora: Day 1 - Installation

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I’ve never tried Fedora, for two reasons really. I’m a huge fan of trying new things and expanding my knowledge. So I’ve downloaded the Fedora ISO, and I’m about to backup and format my machine, so join me to see how I got on during my first day with Fedora.

So far my first day with Fedora 18 has been quite a pleasant experience. However, I’ve been doing nothing but installing and configuring the OS instead of actually doing any real work. So far I have all my data moved over, some applications installed, and some basic tweaks to the system.

Installation

Overall I found the installation of Fedorato be fairly straightforward, however I did find the partitioning tool to be very counter productive. It’s completely different to that of the familiar Ubuntu one I’m used too, the whole process seemed overly convoluted and confusing. I would have rather had the manual way that is found on the likes of Ubuntu server installations that the process involved during Fedora. However this was only a short inconvenience rather than a deal breaker. I quickly got past it and the installation was a cinch.

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