Fedora 25 impressions

I recently switched from Ubuntu 16.10 to Fedora 25 on my gaming computer just to give it another shot. The mindset in this distribution is slightly different from that of Ubuntu, especially in that releases come more often. For a computer mainly used for playing around, this is not a bad thing, but unfortunately it also shows where Fedora’s weaknesses are, compared to more polished operating systems, and compared to what regular users would accept from a daily driver. A very concrete example is how the operating system handles kernel updates:

Running the non-free nVidia driver – this is my gaming computer first and foremost –  every kernel update seems to break the graphical user environment, at the very least requiring me to perform an additional reboot after showing me the famous white “oh no…” screen. To be fair, the non-free drivers are not part of the core operating system in Fedora,  but would it really be that hard to look for this characteristic event and let it trigger an additional reboot if that’s all it takes?

Otherwise I must say Fedora does what I need it to and does it well. I’ll keep using it for a while and see how it works for me in the long run.

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