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My absolute worst Linux Experience | Daily Driving Fedora 35 | One Week Review

A Week ago on march 13, I started to daily drive Fedora on my personal laptop. Here are a few of my thoughts.

Niche Problems

Here are a few problems I encountered that were more or less specific for my machine.

Slow Internet

On the Second day, Out of nowhere my fedora machine started to get very low internet speeds in the terminal. It did get fixed with a reboot but was very frustrating to deal with nonetheless.

straight up doesn't boot when it fells like it

After a few days from my initial post and a system update ( sudo dnf update ). the gnome environment doesn't boot up anymore. it seemed to be a gnome-NVIDIA problem.

Productivity Problems

Spotify keeps crashing

I installed the flatpak version of spotify and it did not show in the menu until the next reboot, Even then spotify kept crashing whenever an ad would play.

No Voice On Discord Streams

The other day me and a few friends were gonna watch a movie via discord , but my screen share did not work. After a bit of googling turns out Discord Stream Audio does not support Linux.

Gaming

It just did not work.

Conclusion

I could have probably found workarounds for all these problems but fedora feels like i'm always jumping through hoops. I wouldn't recommend it for production purposes but if u have free time give it a go.

I might move back to windows 11 or if there is another OS you would like me to cheek out, let me know.

That's it for now, see you guys later

have a nice day.

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mgh520

Do you use a laptop or desktop? On laptops I find the linux experience is very much dependent on your machine. I have a huawei laptop that I love but most distros are not very stable on it. I have a lenovo laptop that runs Fedora flawlessly (but my current daily driver is Mint w/Cinnamon which is awesome). About debian-based - if you run debian itself, yes, you will have old packages. But Ubuntu based distros, even though based on debian, will have much more recent versions of packages, plus nearly any question you have will have been answered on the internet for Ubuntu, given it's popularity.

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Noa Author

I use a laptop and I do know that but that being said the few times i have completely switched to linux has been problematic to say the least so i think it would be a while before i try do this again. :)

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mgh520

makes sense - at the end of the day you gotta get stuff done :D I have done professional (backend) development using windows, mac, and linux and I vastly prefer to work in linux. It's not always easy to live in a windows/mac dominated world though.

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Hardeep Kumar

Interesting. I used to used kali then moved to parrot and am on Manjaro. No issue with internet. I haven't seen any crashes. Discord voice issue well that's more like discord issue rather than Linux. Gaming, well one can but not at the same time. Proton by valve, wine, playonlinux are the answer to it.
But still what'd you went for Fedora like there are distros out there that come with Nvidia driver support like pop and manjaro and these also can play windows games too.

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Noa Author

Gaming was really not a priority. The reason i chose fedora was that well it seemed to be quite stable and also had quite updated packages. Now I use windows with wsl, it seems to work fine for now but im thinking of using void and run windows as dual boot or kvm.

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Jash Gopani

My suggestion is that, Switch to Linux only if you want to learn about that OS. One wouldn't just leave all the comfort of windows just for theming purposes 🙃

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Noa Author

I switch to Linux because of the glorious UNIX shell. I do know WSL exists but it has given me a lot of issues. ( nothing major just performance )

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Jash Gopani

For that shell experience you can use mobaxterm,git bash or something else on windows. I personally find mobaxterm to be best in terms of providing Unix shell experience

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Noa Author

I'll give that a try

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Jash Gopani

I completely forgot one more option - WSL
I haven't used it on hdd since I've switched to SSD. On ssd it's performance is really nice.

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rishio

Try Void Linux

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Noa Author

I don't really know muck about void, maybe ill try that next :)

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rishio

Void is not a much-discussed distro but trust me it's fascinating 😄

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Md. Saadman Galib Rabbi

🙂 Try Ubuntu

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Noa Author

I've used Ubuntu before and its alright. the reason i did not go for a Debian base is the outdated packages. Also if i were to use an Ubuntu based distro highly recommend elementary OS.

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Md. Saadman Galib Rabbi

I am using ubuntu for 1 year. I have not seen any major bug in this time. I am using ubuntu on acer extensa ex215-52.

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Oruam

Try Manjaro.

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Nishant Mishra

Try Pop OS if you have a nvidia card and want to game . I am a daily user of fedora here and Nvida works fine on my machine

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Jayesh Kale

first time try arch🙂

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Noa Author

I use arch on my other machine, this setup was for work and break-time gaming.

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James Vanderpump

Isn't Fedora by design a relative unstable testing platform for Red Hat (IBM) ? I've used it in the early days but am now fully in the somewhat boring Ubuntu camp.

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Jash Gopani

If you get good hardware support on a particular distro then just try switching desktop environments.... since we spend most of our times there