Fedora Transfer


#1

Hey all, I’m pretty new to linux. This fall I’ll be going to college to pursue a math major, so I figured that using/knowing linux would make my life a bit easier (and it seemed pretty fun). I started out with fedora and used it for a couple months, and I eventually stumbled upon this distro. It seemed pretty cool, so I gave it a shot and installed it this morning with the help of some very kind members. I look forward to using this distro in the future, it seems nice!


#2

@theUndertaker Welcome to ArchLabs, we’re happy to have ya! :smile:

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we all learn something new everyday. It’s always fantastic to find someone interested in Math, Engineering or the Sciences. Best of luck with school!


#3

Welcome to ArchLabs. I think you’ll find an Arch based distro a whole lot easier to use than Fedora :smiley:


#4

Welcome!


#5

Welcome aboard !

Edit:added stuff.

Remember my little stint with Fodera, Fuduntu, which was a respin of Fodera, liked it pretty much , but last too short.I don t remember when , but pretty much on my Linux beginnings .

As mentioned above, glad to see people going at either maths , sciences etc.


#6

welcome , mate!


#7

Me too, they are not happy memories.


#8

@Dobbie03

Lol, never had the hunk of it, weird on my side I guess.


#9

Welcome !
Coming from Fedora as well, it’s quite refreshing actually, the AUR is pretty fantastic when you didn’t use it before =)
@altman @Dobbie03 Mind if I ask why you didn’t like fedora ?


#10

It’s not that I dislike Fedora, I just found it frustrating to use. Particularly around codecs etc.


#11

Oh, you mean all the FOSS they focus on ? Yeah, it’s their mojo, for the better and the worst… But i’ve heard that it got improved in the last version.


#12

@gazeka74

Not Fedora per see, It s more the rpm thing that I had issues with , say I was too used to Deb, apt, commands, must say that I liked Fuduntu, which was forked from Fedora oddly enough.,

Just as I was getting a little bit better with rpm Fuduntu was stopped.

Edit: Haven t spent enough time learning rpm commands the way it s supposed to work but didn t have much interests in learning it properly either. Had some sh!t going on at the time so rpm wasn t high on my priority list so to speak. lol

Edit2: It wasn t my cup of tea, but I don t say it s no good, each our own I guess.


#13

Yes that. Mind you I only put minimal effort in to get Fedora working how I wanted. Already being a long time Arch user when trying it I found it annoying and extremely frustrating.


#14

That’s similar to why I switched to an arch based distro. I found it pretty frustrating for getting some applications that weren’t optimized or packaged for rpm based distros, and I never got my printer drivers to correctly work. With arch, the aur just makes my life so much easier!


#15

The reply that wins every “why I use Arch” debate.