Fedora 8 rox

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?

3 Comments to “Fedora 8 rox”

  1. Brian says:

    Glad to head F8 is working well for you. To bad you weren’t able to attend the F8 release party we had for it here in Columbus, but we’ll probably have another one in early May when F9 hits the street.

  2. Abu Hurayrah says:

    Sounds great! I’m looking forward to it, as long as the venue is appropriate. Other meetups tend to choose bars and/or serve alcohol at such events, which preclude my attendance. This is one of the reasons I was so excited about the one here in Columbus.

  3. Brian says:

    Yeah, we’ll probably try to have it at Cup O’ Joe again, unless the community room isn’t available. Otherwise we might try a Panera or somewhere else that has wifi.

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