I have been using Fedora as my first linux distro after deciding to switch over from the M products and I was fed up with the W and wanted to rename the version as Astala Vista! ;-)
I kept on changing from one distro to another after using F9 Sulphur. But, F9 acted like a true love and I kept on falling back on F9 though I did not like its quiet graphics... It lacks tht YELL and YO!
I am using Acer Aspire 5310 with Fedora. 80 GB hdd, 512 DDR2, Intel chips and atheros wifi..
Initially I had issues with F9 for my dearest wireless and it felt like a cage to be connected through eth0.. However, thanks to madwifi supertechs. I got my wireless working. What was missing? I am a developer and I seek only 3 things.
3. Youtube quickplay music :P
I wanted to stick back to Fedora but fedora 9 was boring me now... I awaited something better and here it comes, my homepage showed Fedora 10 Beta now available.. Quickly, without thinking a word, I clicked on did someone say beta? and then selected my nearest country but here I was confused KDE or GNOME (not again!!!)
I tried KDE initially... Since it is Rawhide, you can never estimate the size of the updated iso. So if people are trying to install on test bases I recommend to use USB flash drive with min 1Gig space, I got 2 Gigs one..
I installed KDE edition... Live was absolutely smooth and to my shock.. EVERY component of my laptop smiled and hugged fedora 10.. I installed it.
I wanted a ZING.. so I installed other distro that claimed to work with everything but mint wasn't my choice after installing.
I decided to go back to F10 with GNOME and lets see if I get a zing... I was disappointed. GNOME version kept showing attitude and not love.. its more than 20 minutes now and my laptop is still awaiting my already clicked signals.. Meanwhile on other laptop am downloading KDE version (again) and writing this post..
If you guys have atheros and Intel chipsets...
I recommend you the following:
1. AHCI - enabled --> You may not notice but ahci is always a good option but not for M.
2. Always test your alsa (sound) if sound works on ANY distro, your computer can hug it.
3. Live may show that wifi works but it maybe because of Ndiswrapper, keep madwifi hal files handy.
4. Fedora 10 - KDE version.
Please reply and let me know, what you guys think about F10