Re: Fedora 17 Design Suite
I admit to downloading it, but never burned it to disk. Running any OS from the CD/DVD is going to be slow, and try as they might, for Nvidia users, nouveau is never going to quite meet the performance available in a bare-metal install with the proprietary drivers installed. Can't address the AMD/ATi end of it. I managed to dodge that particular bullet. Intel users won't see any performance decay (strictly in video) from bare metal to LiveCD/DVD.
The benefit to perhaps installing from the Design Spin LiveCD, is the pre-loaded compliment of design tools. But when I bare-metal fedora, I end up installing most of those anyway via Yumex.
From a personal anecdotal point of view, F16/F17 loaded onto an SSD and with E17 installed and used instead of Gnome-shell on an Intel video chipset is lightning fast and rock solid.