A new OS
That’s a new operating system for those of you who don’t know. And if you don’t know that, you will probably want to skip this post.
After about 7 months of using Fedora on both my laptops, I have returned to Linux Mint on one of them. It wasn’t something I planned to do or really wanted to do, but an upgrade to Fedora 15 did strange things to this machine, the better of the two I have. I already knew I wouldn’t be able to run it on my Dell Mini 12, but I expected it to work well on my Toshiba Portege 705. But it didn’t. So I installed Linux Mint 11. Everything works great!
The problem was mostly with Gnome 3 and my video card, not with Fedora itself. But Fedora made the decision to go with Gnome 3, so I can’t hold them entirely blameless. And yes, I know I could tweak it and used an older Gnome or KDE, but I decided that when an upgrade doesn’t work on my machine, it is time to switch to a different OS. So I did.
It had been probably 3 years, at least, since I last used Mint. I have to say I really like it, And everything worked absolutely perfectly from the very beginning!