So, I'll be running this in VirtualBox as usual. Fedora Core looks nice, but I'm not sure I'm ready to give up on Ubuntu just yet. I've left everything in the VirtualBox VM at defaults except for the hard disk. That's set to 20GB dynamically sized.
|Fedora Core 15 DVD boot splash|
After the media check succeeds, the installation goes through the usual country and keyboard selection.
|Device type? Looks pretty newbie un-friendly|
Next, you go through network configuration, time zone selection, root password settings and installation type. It should be reasonable to assume a automatically configured network nowadays but maybe it's just one of those enterprise things that require manual network configuration during OS installations. Ubuntu just auto-detects your network.
|Hmm... which should I choose?|
|Installation in progress. This one's pretty long|
|Booting Fedora Core 15 for the first time|
|2nd pass of the installation|
|User login. FC15 clearly uses Gnome Shell|
|The desktop at last. It's in fallback mode, though|
Installing Fedora Core isn't really hard. Just stick to the defaults when you're not sure; it's pretty sane defaults for the average user. The network doesn't auto-connect though. Maybe it's just because it's running in a virtual environment.
On a side note, Shotwell really sucks in cropping. I find the crop selection box rather more frustrating to use than just selecting like you normally do in The Gimp. Maybe it's just be, but it seems much harder to crop to just the dimensions you want.
Well, in any case, I think Ubuntu needs a better basic image editor. That'd help. A lot.