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is fedora good for a laptop?

asked 2014-05-05 11:56:11 -0600

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updated 2014-05-05 12:00:17 -0600

mether gravatar image

I like fedora it's nice but i have the felling that fedora it's more used as a server or cloud and I want to ask if it's ok to use it for a laptop and a a desktop OS in general

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Excellent for desktop also. You'll have the choice among several desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, ...) You can try it using a live-CD before installing on HD. You can have a multi-boot with other OS (W...) .

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answered 2014-05-05 13:14:58 -0600

gabreeiel gravatar image

Yes, I use fedora on my laptop for a year and have not had problems with it, I like because it is be stable and reliable, I am a student of programming I use it to study and program. (sorry for my bad english, I'm learning alone)

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answered 2014-05-05 22:38:04 -0600

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updated 2014-05-05 22:39:09 -0600

I use Fedora on my PCs and laptops since 2005, and it works great! Good luck with Fedora :)


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answered 2014-05-06 05:05:41 -0600

NickTux gravatar image

That is a confusion with RHEL. Yes, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the best solutions for servers, but Fedora is not RHEL. I have Fedora on my Laptop and recently I've transfered it on my new SSD. It is working flawlessly without any single problem (really now - no jokes). Furthermore it has this tuned.service that gives a good power management and performance (depends on what I need each time).

I would suggest it for Laptop - Desktop without second thought.

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answered 2017-03-04 08:05:10 -0600

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I was a distro hopper from past 5 years and never used to get satisfied with them, always felt like something or the other is missing. I was always looking to get my hands on Redhat Linux but it comes with a price. So, when I first saw fedora (I think fedora 18), I got this sudden urge to install fedora and run it solely on my Sony Vaio laptop. After that, I never looked back to any other distros. I use fedora for reading, email, browsing, programming and chatting on daily basis. I feel fedora to be more inclined towards workstations, for servers? well, you got CentOS for that. Stick with fedora you will love it. :)

PS: I use Fedora 24 WorkStation on my Sony Vaio now.

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answered 2017-03-04 08:42:50 -0600

arya s. gravatar image

updated 2017-03-04 09:13:07 -0600

Desktop OS, sure I would wager that Fedora is among the most polished Desktop Linux along with *buntu, Linux Mint, and Manjaro.

But I noticed that the default setup is sub-optimal for Laptop. Namely hybrid graphic, power management and touchpad support.

  1. Primus+Noveau kind of works out of the box, but yeah the performance is bad. Bumblebee+nVidia works but require adding external repo.
  2. Battery: you need to install TLP/PowerTop etc, and do some fine tuning to get a comparable Battery time to that of Windows (notice I say comparable, it's not there yet)
  3. Touchpad, no multi touch gesture (zoom-in/out), if you want to customize standard settings like scrolling speed, enable/disable vertical scrolling, sensitivity, etc you have to revert to and edit the xorg.conf file. As of now Gnome+Wayland offers little to no interface to libinput customization. On semi-related note, I am forced to use since my Bluetooth mouse scrolls really slowly and there is no configuration in Wayland, on everything works fine along with my touchpad refined settings.

You could also try Korora, a Fedora remix, basically Fedora with just-works setting out-of-the-box.

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answered 2014-05-05 23:33:51 -0600

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Yes, Fedora is good for a laptop. I use Fedora on a daily basis to do my work (email, presentations, virtual machines, blogging, etc...) as well as watching movies, and playing simple games.

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answered 2017-03-04 13:05:15 -0600

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Fedora is intended for desktops. Centos for servers.

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