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2016-09-14 13:47:26 -0500 answered a question What is the difference between the 60 Hz and 60 Hz (NTSC) in the "Displays" section of "All Settings"?

NTSC 60 is just a tiny fraction of a Hertz less than 60 Hz (59.xxxxx Hz) and this was used with North American TV to avoid beating with the 60 Hz AC power (I believe?). Nearly all computer displays anyone will be likely to have today should work fine on 60 Hz so that NTSC 60 will mostly be an obsolete and unnecessary choice. Most LED based screens will work on both 60 Hz (North American) and 50 Hz (European) power systems.

2016-09-14 13:47:26 -0500 asked a question creating iso discs and USBs

What program is recommended by Fedora for burning iso DVDs and for creating bootable USB sticks?

Has Fedora thought about supporting sailboat cruising by making programs like OpenCPN available? It seems like the sailboat cruising software mostly uses Ubuntu now (Navigatrix etc.). I hate Unity and have had Ubuntu and Kbuntu mess up my system so don't want to install them again. Fedora is the best behaved distro for me. And your graphics arts people do a great job of creating clean, attractive artwork for the distro (I have a BFA from Art Center College of Design so appreciate the graphics you do). I love running Fedora and only wish there was a sailboat cruising distro based on Fedora, or failing that maybe Fedora could include OpenCPN in your software repository? In so many areas Linux has become the standard and driven out proprietary software. Sadly, this has not occurred (yet!) with sailing electronics where Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, etc. all have different proprietary software that is often mix-and-match incompatible. I have no doubt that eventually programs like OpenCPN on Linux will end run the proprietary solutions, and strong wish that whatever Linux gets used is Fedora.