Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Alhamdulillaah, I just cannot get over how amazing Fedora 8. I will be the first to admit, however, that a large part of that perceived greatness is due to the ATI 8.42 drivers that finally make using an X1600 or similar series of graphics cards tolerable on a GNU/Linux setup, walhamdulillaah. However, the sheer amount of polish to everything that is Fedora 8 is just amazing. Now that it is successfully installed on my PC and everything seems to be going well, walhamdulillaah, I’m now considering taking a shot at installing it on my laptop sooner than I imagined.
Due to the aforementioned video driver issue, I have been using my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 8600) running 32-bit Fedora 7 as my “main” GNU/Linux machine for the past year or so. I more-or-less only used my PC for Windows-related tasks (*shudder*) and even that, sparingly. Now I have a great excuse to resume using my PC as my main machine, and so I am in the process of transferring all my pictures and other media that have been (rather foolishly) only stored on my laptop.
Now I just need to find a way to reliably backup gigabytes of audio, photos, and other miscellaneous data that I’ve been accumulating for so long.
This post also introduces my new “Fedora” category, since a large number of my posts are related specificaly to this distribution of GNU/Linux. I should really go back to my old posts and recategorize them, hmm?