Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get in the Fedora Ring

Ever since I tested and witnessed the significant improvements in Fedora 15 (both GNOME and KDE), I have been looking forward to yet another improvement come Fedora 16. This time around, it is even more exciting, for Fedora 16 will sport GNOME 3.2, a release that promises lots of interesting new features and enhancements, as well as KDE 4.7.2 (I think... and hope!), which also incorporates lots of exciting stuff.

Now, wouldn't this be the perfect opportunity to compare the latest from both desktop managers under the same hardware and distro? I personally think it would be interesting to see how each compares now that GNOME has had a few months to settle down and KDE has matured even further. I guess it could be argued that GNOME is still too young for this to be a totally fair comparison, but given how its developers decided to limit its set of features and complexity, it should be fine.

So, what do you think? Interested in this comparison? I'd like to see if this is equally interesting to you, but also which areas/concepts the comparison should concentrate on (i.e., ease of use, performance, Look&Feel, etc.).

Please comment below!


  1. Bring it on, Chema. That's why I like coming here, you write excellent articles.

  2. I tried to install fedora 15 on my desktop.....but at one point it search for "ramfs" thing and after that goes completely hanged .......
    I have to restart my system ......what to do?

  3. @ExploringLinuxWithMe: You need to provide more details in order to get help. When does this happen? During installation? Did you get the LiveCD desktop to work on your desktop?

    It's hard to say with so little info, but I would go with a hardware incompatibility issue.