Fedora 17 XFCE My Desktop of Choice

Ever since Ubuntu has gone the way of the Unity Desktop and GNOME has gone to version 3, I have been a homeless Linux wanderer. I tried Linux Mint, but my graphics card couldn’t handle the Cinnamon desktop. So I used the MATE version. It was workable but it had little bugs. I then tried openSUSE KDE version. It worked on my system but was slow. Furthermore I don’t like the KDE applications, probably because I am used to the GNOME ones.

So I finally decided to give Fedora a try. I knew I didn’t like GNOME 3, so I went with the XFCE version. I am now on day three of my use of Fedora 17 and I like it. It is a little harder to install flash and lame, but not too hard. I just went over to the Fusion website and installed them. I will keep you up to date.

Just a quick update. I am still using Fedora with very little problems. I do want to mention that I customize it a bit. I use Google Chrome as my default browser and I remove Firefox completely. I also use Evolution for my email. I also customize my desktop to make it fit my needs. It is more like Windows, but I like it this way. Rather than explain all the customizations I had added a screen shot below:

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.