Many of you know I try every operating system I can, and while admittedly I am biased towards certain Linux distros, it isn’t for “no reason.”
I’ve used every Redhat based OS at some point or another, I even found ways to enjoy using Cent OS in spite of it being developed as a “Vanilla” clone of RHEL, leaving it with fewer frills than a ten year old version of Xubuntu. (Breezy Badger for those of you who wondered.)
I’ve coped with insane levels of unneeded complications along this path, and many of those complications come from distros like this one.
Was It The OS Or The User?
To be fair I don’t mean difficulties like one would expect from an Arch system or Gentoo. But the other kind of awkwardly stupid issues that arise from this poorly thought out “out of the box functionality be damned” kind of setup.
Neither the 64 nor the 32 bit versions would install correctly, both left cache write through messages as they tanked. After which I tried the KDE version as a 32 bit only to find that after a succesful installation the software center wouldn’t work, regardless of whether I was root or just a user.
I’m sure some Fedora fan will suggest a few thousand things that might have caused this or possible fixes, but bear in mind the issue isn’t whether I could have fixed it.
I would have gladly included screenshots of the issues> (or hand drawn sketches since it wasn’t possible during the first few attempts to even install it) < if I didn’t recognize exactly what was happening, this was not a fluke, not a hardware issue, just simply bad news for users installing via usb onto certain systems.
“Not the end of the world.”
Linux has a standard to live up to. That standard is set by distros that exceed the expectations of the end user. I imagined how easily someone coming over from Mac or Windows would have used this kind of incident as fodder for a flame war against some hapless Linux user in some forum somewhere.
Likewise how many people on YouTube have created videos expressing hatred for Linux because of incidents like these?
My review of Fedora 22, = One big ball of suck. At least that was my experience with it today. And I’ve used Linux for years and years so I assure you it’s not just me…
I get that not everyone wants the same thing out of an operating system, but seriously, how did this ever happen?
At least Ubuntu drops you into a non unity environment if something doesn’t work, (like Unity.)
I recommend avoidance, use Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, or pretty much any of them that work instead.