The Fedora Linux distribution, to be frank, isn’t meant for all and sundry. Linux veterans who looked forward to a more user friendly desktop Linux Mint 11 will appreciate what Fedora Linux brings to the table far more than anyone else, in all likelihood. The novices to Linux who wish to test the waters of the world of Ubuntu ought to try out Ubuntu 11.04 instead, as it offers a lot more usability out of the box. However those Linux users who want to take their Linux experience to the next level, beyond the kid glove treatment given by Ubuntu, can truly discover the possibilities of Linux through fedora software.
Given below are a few reasons why you should consider using the version 15 of the fedora software.
1) Superior power administration
The desktop version of Linux has hardly ever been the paragon of efficient power consumption, especially when it came to rechargeable laptop batteries. Luckily, Fedora Linux does not consume that a lot of power and as a result it typically finish up with respectable battery life in any case. The redesigned power administration utilities of the version 15 of the fedora software help it provide users with an enhanced battery life in comparison to the other Linux distros.
Using the version 15 of the fedora software on a Lenovo ThinkPad R61 having respectable specifications like, say, a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 as well as RAM of 2GBs that is running on a Intec Battery Mark 1.1, is going to provide it with a battery life of two hours and ten minutes, which won’t be far off the battery life mark when it was actually new.
2) Superior End-User Software
Like the majority of the up to date Linux distributions, fedora software makes use of LibreOffice instead of Open Office, to be its office suite. LibreOffice, despite being an Open Office version of sorts, is being considered as an enhanced version of OpenOffice instead. While it has the same appearance, functions in the same manner, it is also faster, has innumerable bug fixes and has superior Microsoft Office file format compatibility, compared to any older version of Fedora. Finally, in view of the fact that Oracle is not going to put in any resources into its OpenOffice project anymore, LibreOffice is the most noteworthy open-source office suite now that is under constant development.
Additionally fedora software consists of Firefox 4, that’s vastly improved compared to its older versions.
3) Dynamic Firewall
Just as the name implies, a dynamic firewall makes it possible for you to modify firewall settings, without requiring the restart of the firewall. This is particularly in handy when you want to alter firewall rules temporarily, making it particularly useful for virtual machines /Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
You can also use it to open up the firewall for a very specific network demand, like finding out a local Windows server or a local printer, and perhaps subsequently shutting down the port after you have completed the procedure you wanted.
4) Virtual Desktop assistance
The virtualization manager of version 15 of the Fedora software comes included with SPICE – a brand of virtual desktops that are becoming increasingly ubiquitous with Red Hat based distributions like Fedora.
In view of the fact that upcoming red Hat architecture is heavily focused on virtual desktops, (in all probability being run on KVM), the inclusion of SPICE is a rather interesting development.
5) RPM 4.9.0 Package Manager
The RPM 4.9.0 software manager has been given a real tune-up. In its newest avatar, it makes it easier than ever to set up applications in the fedora software environment. The outcome’s that RPM is able to do a far superior job of managing any RPM package (which you attempt to set up on your system) than ever before.
There are a lot of additional characteristics and security step-ups that make the Fedora experience better than before. Add that to an easily usable GUI, nifty encryption in the home directory, and at long last, an integrated network device identification method – and you have an absolutely functional operating system in Fedora, and perhaps one that actually rivals Ubuntu for ease of use among all Linux versions.