[Ambassadors] Re: Fedora 11: What do we expect?

Kanin Horvath mohaas05 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 15:18:01 UTC 2009

The goal of fedora isn't to make it super easy for new users to Linux.  
That's ubuntu's job. Fedora aims to be a free, usable OS. I agree with  
some of your points but I don't think they are part of the goals of  

Fedora isn't meant to compete with other operating systems. It aims to  
provide an independent solution to users.

Kamin Horvath
Fedora Ambassadors USA

On Feb 1, 2009, at 4:30 AM, Ashiqur Rahman Angel <angel at linux.org.bd>  

> Hi,
> It´s almost one year, I am with the Fedora community. In this one ye 
> ar, I met so many great people from Fedora community. I have visited 
>  hundreds of forums, mailing lists. I meet so many people who uses F 
> edora (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 thi 
> nk, as a community member, it´s my responsibility to inform you guys 
>  about some issues that I think, why people doesnt like to use Fedor 
> a 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 i 
> nclude proprietary software). If this is not possible (may be becaus 
> e of some legal issue), then I´ll say, we need a working GUI solutio 
> n to install RPM Fusion. According to RPM Fusion they explained a GU 
> I 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 so 
> lution). And KPackage Kit can´t install it. So we need a solution th 
> at 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 solution)
> 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  
> 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.
> 6. 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.
> Many of you will say, why we are following Ubuntu? Well, I´ll say, n 
> o, we are not following them. This is the truth, what users want. An 
> d many of you will think, this ideas are stupid, but truth is If thi 
> s issues we can fix, for sure, so many people will start using Fedor 
> a. My apologies, if I am wrong anywhere.
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