Originally Posted by doombringer
No, forkbomb, I haven't 'moved on to other hissy fits'. I was just explaining how spending 4-5 hours trying to get it working was too much time for me to waste. Fair enough right?
Uhh, sure. Call it "explaining" if you want. I understand frustration. It was more the way you worded it, and especially your sarcastic post #2.
All that aside, I'll just say to you the same thing I've said to pretty much every frustrated newbie:
Fedora is probably not a good distro for first-timers. It's a distribution that specifically aims to be cutting edge, and as such, it can be "bumpy." Sure, for the most part, it does "just work." But that doesn't change the fact that it is
a cutting edge distro that moves fast, updates fast, and hits EOL fast -- that means that even if it does just work for the most part, it has a habit of breaking. The consensus around here seems to be that if one has some pretty severe internal impetus to learn Linux, Fedora can
work as a first distro, but for the vast majority of folks Ubuntu and Mint are a better direction to go for new users. It's not that Fedora is an "elite" distribution that requires special knowledge -- it really doesn't -- it's just that it has a habit of hitting nasty snags. Sadly it often leaves a bad impression upon new Linux users.
Oh, one more thing:
Regarding your metered connection -- as Fedora is sort of a testbed distro, one of its hallmarks is the near-constant battery of updates. It could quickly add up against your quota.