Fedora 17, to be precise.
Four our Linux course at school we’ll be learning how to handle your ass in the command line interface in a Linux environment. They recommended Ubuntu, but said that it’s very doable to follow along using a different distro, with maybe having to look some things up here and there. So I went and did my research, and Fedora seemed like a good all-round, productivity distro.
It was a lot easier than I had expected to be. I thought most, if not all Linux distros would have you fiddle around with tons of shitty drivers, regardless of how user-friendly they actually are. But eh, the installation process was very easy and straight-forward, it mostly did its job on its own, I only entered a few settings here and there, and all way done.
Fedora’s desktop environment runs on Gnome, which is what most other large distros like Ubuntu use. And I most say, it’s pretty good. I was a little bit surprised by the fact that right-clicking on the desktop doesn’t do anything, but surely I can hack that in somehow. Maybe we’ll learn how to do that, even.
But yeah, overall I’m pretty pleased. It’s nice and user-friendly, installing Chrome on it was a snap, and there’s quite a few useful applications pre-installed. (Hurr durr bloatware.)
Do you guys have any experience with Linux?