Location: GUIs >
Linux / Unix >
Fedora 7 GNOME|
Of course, what would a modern GUI be without screen savers. I'm a
little disappointed, only a few simple ones are included, by default.
With Add/Remove Software you can load thousands of extra programs of
all kinds from Red Hat. And the package updater will keep them all up to
date (not that I understand what all the stuff it is trying to keep up
to date is).
These are some of the games that come bundled with Fedora 7. Nothing
terribly special I'm afraid.
What ever you do, don't just open and then exit chess. It will log you
out! (Yea, sure, bugs, whatever, but how does it manage to do THAT?)
It comes with a good set of internet apps.
Everyone's favorite browser: Firefox!
A tool to place phone calls over the internet
An instant messenger app
And a handy dandy bittorent client.
And some miscellaneous utilities that looks really cool and make a
good screen shot.
Switching gears a little, let's actually try and DO some common tasks
using Fedora 7. Sadly, while Fedora seems quite polished on the surface
it is lacking in many key elements.
Right off the top I encountered this problem with the screen shot utility.
It doesn't let me browse a list of files, so when I specify a file name
it could easily be one that already exists. If it does, it helpfully displays
a warning message asking me if I want to replace the existing file or "cancel".
What I would LIKE to do is go back and try a different file name, so I
hit "Cancel"... which closes the entire screen shot utility and I lose
my screen shot.
And it was a really good screen shot too... that was a... bummer.
Just trying to browse the web, Firefox is missing common plug-ins needed
to work with many web pages such as Flash and Java.