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William Sikkens
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What do you like best?

Stability and quality of all processes, Fedora has best quality because they have best processes for testing package and system wide quality. QA team makes Fedora really awesome. Also community is really big asset. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Over the years there were few things, but not I can't give any bad point. I disliked how Fedora legal was strict regarding multimedia and MP3 support, but this got solved few years ago. Fedora team didn't look for ways to solve things that would be ok with legal team, just stopped if legal said no to particular thing, usually regarding proprietary technology. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great work environment for my day to day use and for my work. Don't have to worry about windows viruses and malware... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Administrator
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What do you like best?

Fedora Desktop and Fedora servers are very user-friendly and very secure. Easy to use. Always give us security and patch updates very fast. Anybody can try without any investing money on this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you are Microsoft windows based user then, you will find little difficulty to use at beginning. But once you used to Fedora Operating system, then you will stick to Fedora. Also troubleshooting through command line little bit difficult. You will get lots of tutorial how to solve in online. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very good easy and secure operating system. If you are Microsoft windows based user then, you will find little difficulty to use at beginning. But once you used to Fedora Operating system, then you will stick to Fedora. Also troubleshooting through command line little bit difficult. You will get lots of tutorial how to solve in online. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the desktop in our environment we have shifted from Microsoft windows to Fedora Desktop and Some of the services we used fedora operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Accountant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Most secure reliable ever trust Operating system in terms of both desktop and server operating system. Based on the skills and command line experience you can easily setup any applications , or host any website on this operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have to know basics of commands and know about command line interface. This is very tough to learn the commands. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Basically it will save the cost of the operating system. You can use the community version and if any issue is there freely ask to opensource community. They will immediately give the solution. We have to know basics of commands and know about command line interface. This is very tough to learn the commands. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically it will save the cost of the operating system. You can use the community version and if any issue is there freely ask to opensource community. They will immediately give the solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It is user-friendly most secure and well updated operating system. without any second thought we can recommend to choose Fedora Operating system as your server or as client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For beginners this is will act as little bit tough to manage. Once you started you won't go with any other Operating system. We cannot claim any major dislikes with fedora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Without any second thought you can go to fedora. It is more secure reliable high performance operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is cost optimized more secured and reliable operating system. The uptime of this OS is very good compare to any other traditional Oerating systems. Also the performance also great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
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What do you like best?

Linux being Linux is always wonderful. Coming to fedora, Linus Torvalds, the man behind the Linux kernel himself uses it. Fedora is mostly stable, also you can rarely encounter some issues, but again since you are using Linux, you can always use the vast community and forums in that case.Also, the open source nature of Linux is always an icing on the cake. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Comes only with free software, although you can always install the non free binaries, but come on,some things just dont work unless you install the non free software, Software freedom should not be a priority over user experience. Also, Linux being Linux, it lacks some of the best software that a regular pc user would need.So, make sure you that into consideration when switching over to Linux full-time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out Fedora , also multiple distros, especially also have a use at Linux Mint. If fedora works for you,great. If not,well in the Linux land, you always have choices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me get rid of Windows. I can now do all my work on Linux with no random reboots needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Analist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Most secure and user friendly. Easy to adapt and very in depth free open source software. Most secure and very fast and frequent bug fixes will come to bosth Desktop and Server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Administration is little bit complex. But we can learn and do this task through online tutorial. First time it feel more difficult to switch from windows users. But when they start using they won't go back to any other vendor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is best for desktop users as well as Server deployment. We can deploy all and host all the website related technology in Fedora. It is most secure, easy to adapt and very user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can host most of of our company website through Fedora and we can use server as well as desktop related purpose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Cutting edge distro, has good repo with abundance of software, always the latest software so it is not needed to do any off the handle installs. Based on Red Hat so it is very well built and managed, Tutorials are easy to find and follow. You can always expand your install to do something else if needed. There are so many different repos and variations that you can always find something to work for your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes cutting edge is a sacrifice for stability. Since you are using cutting edge distribution you can run into an issue that nobody has had before and does not have any documentation on. Seems like cutting edge is put above stability causing some issues with preformance occasionally. It can get frustrating sometimes when you have an issue that you are unsure is due to your misconfiguration or something that is due to the newest release. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You will be able to figure out how to use Linux in a general sense due to the vast amount of software available and things you can configure. If you are a moderate user this iis perfect to increase your knowhow and Linux abilities. Great for problem solving and troubleshooting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Onimesh Chakraborty
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Fedora is best known for its user friendliness, services it offers and machine friendly. Fedora gives you the true power of Linux without any manipulations. It offers a great set of pre build services that is needed for development or deployment. User from any linux background can find it easy to use and understand.

Developers and students find it easy and light weight to use and install their tools. Fedora can also be used as an server OS if needed, its that robust.

I personally have used Fedora for around 2-3 years. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI is not so charming and there are some screen resolution issues after installing. You may not find may compatible services/packages to the specific fedora version.

Fedora is now a bit out dated and not so widely used. Expect for learning and development purposes its not been used much, it has better siblings like Redhat and Ubuntu.

The graphics need a upgrade. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best Linux version to use and learn. Feel free to download and install it. You can install it on any physical machine or VM. Its very light weight and can run on any device. Its free and open source. It already has many services and tools required for development, testing, other linux based tasks built-in. Just install and explore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I personally used it for learning Linux, it really helped me to understand the basics of linux very well.

I developed my initial C/C++, PHP and DBMS applications using Fedora. Its free, open source.

Best distro to learn and explore Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operations and Site Reliability Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It's really easo to use it and very similar with RedHat and CentOS which are my distributions of choice Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would have love to have a cross compatibily between Fedora packages and CentOS packages Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are used with either CentOS or Redhat, then Fedora is a great choice of a linux distribution! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a very stable linux distribution which I'm using either for web servers or database servers running MySQL. As benefits I would say: stability! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is very user-friendly, reliable and secure in terms of servers and desktop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not much easy to use. You will definitely face difficulty, if you are windows user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best for your daily routine OS. You will find it best in terms of security and features. Recommended! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it as my daily routine OS. It offers great features and reliability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

OS performance and components are great compare to other OS vendors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

way ahead to make user friendly. still people are ignorant to use this OS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fedora is the best open source free OS you can use. It's more secure and stable product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of the server related apps we using fedora. It is stable and cost effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Security Consultant
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What do you like best?

Dynamic Firewall and Virtual Environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

GNOME Desktop and Realtime activity is not smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If anyone wants to implement system security and flexible virtual environment you should use this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network issues regarding firewall. Dynamic firewall feature helped me lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Shift Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like use the RPM package l management system. And due to fedora project is sponsored by Red Hat which that is we can trust. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

GNOME desktop, color of app enforced font face. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SELinux administration, System administration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I worked on windows as well but was never as comfortable as with fedore. Interface is so simple and so easy that once I started working on this, never returned to windows since ages. Security is high in class and standard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of many software to use in daily life. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a developer and working with files and servers is enjoyable. Connect with server using terminal is so quick that uploading files and working on server file was never a headache. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
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What do you like best?

The simplicity and lack of bloatware, I really enjoyed the speed and overall look of fedora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There was not a lot of negatives I would associate with Fedora I really enjoyed using it and would consider it for fulltime use given more support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Fedora mainly throughout college to observe run times and other CPU processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Fedora notwithstanding being a free working framework is a lot of programming that makes the PC work appropriately on the grounds that one of the extraordinary things is that it oversees memory superior to Windows and doesn't fill the plate with concealed documents that solitary serve to show you the symbols ( thumbs.db). It is a free working framework, which can be downloaded or requested an establishment CD without costs from the Internet. It is a framework that doesn't require a ton of machines to run easily. This is a lot more secure on the grounds that the working framework is more powerful than the rest, truly ruining the section of a gatecrasher. Proficiency permits projects to work all the more immediately, contrasted with other working frameworks. Being increasingly steady, it is practically improbable that blunders happen during the activity of any program. While associating in organize, it perceives without issues another kind of associated conveyances.

The boot program doesn't endure inconveniences. Being a free working framework, it can be changed by any software engineer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

something that I hate is that it has little help for private equipment, that is, the majority of this equipment is not intended to work with Linux being this an obstacle while arranging certain things, for example, organize cards, sound gadgets, video cards among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make it easy to use like Ubuntu based Linux by including application store it must be hard yet conceivable with the goal that clients can simply utilize application store as opposed to utilizing terminal for each introduce Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's the base OS and programming stage for our improvement and test. The beneficial thing about Fedora is that it's sponsored by RedHat which is the mothership undoubtedly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It iss open-source and available for all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Security patches should be updated on regular basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is open source and ready to use with all your expectations and can be implemented at any time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data corruption bugs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Wolfram Ambassador
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Many people always go to Ubuntu when they need a Linux operating system but few know about Fedora. Fedora is the open-source project that powers Redhat Linux. Although a lot more technical than Ubuntu, it is a very sophisticated system and thus will give the sysadmin some real superpowers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Installing software from the command line can be a little bit tricky and if you are not using the latest version it could get really difficult. Also, ubuntu's desktop environment which borrows from the Mac is prettier. Ubuntu has a wider user community than Fedora so you are most likely to see more software supporting ubuntu than for fedora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are new to Linux I will definitely recommend that you start with Ubuntu, but if you want to get to pro-level or if you are thinking of using Kali Linux in a future project I would recommend you get used to Fedora first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do most of my Sysadmins task in Fedora so it gives me most of the features I need for that kind of work. Also, I enjoy developing on Fedora because it implements many Linux features that are not available in other distros. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

This Linux distribution is the most complete and stable with RPM programs, it is easy to install and has a lot of documentation on the Internet, constant updates and system improvements.

Fedora is the best in RPM, totally free and virus free, the desktop that has always kept is GNOME, in all updates I always look the same for more comfort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Many programs are available on the Internet, but not all of them are compiled for Fedora or RPM, it is difficult to compile the source code of Linux programs in RPM, I would like a graphical interface to easily compile and install programs for Fedora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Fedora for your PC, the GNOME desktop is beautiful, stable and with constant security and stability updates.

This system adapts to any 32 and 64bit PC, I totally recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this system in my work office as the main system, I save money on licenses and work with all the folders shared in the local network to always be connected and updated in case of any problem that may arise with the system.

The interface is pleasant for any user and the program finder is fast and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Fedora is free based on RHEL, it is easy to use with many programs compiled on the Internet for a simple installation.

Fedora is very optimized and has always used the GNOME desktop, this is perfect not to change the model when updating the system, after an installation on the PC brings everything you need to work and enjoy a free and free Linux system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not have the same amount of 100% compatible programs unlike other Linux distributions, when I download a program from the Internet to compile is difficult, the programs to run Windows programs do not work well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Download this distribution for your RPM programs, it is perfect for all programs, it works well, it is stable, free and virus free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This distribution is very stable to work in an office, is always up to date and is virus free, saving money.

I can become a server to share files within a local network without problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
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What do you like best?

This system is special for .rpm files, installation is easy and there are many programs compiled with .rpm and it makes installation work easier.

The graphic interface is pleasant, easy to use and adapts to any laptop screen, the web server services work perfectly with Fedora.

Once installed Fedora I have an introduction and explanation of many aspects about Fedora, it is perfect to know the changes and improvements between versions of the same system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This system does not have an email client, I have to go to the Internet and look for one compatible with Fedora, there are many difficult programs to install because they are not in .rpm format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Of all the distributions that use .rpm Fedora is the best and totally free, you can install on any PC without any problem, it is based on RHEL to have a strong and powerful base. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this system I easily install and compile .rpm programs, it's perfect for server and IT projects from a laptop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Fedora is a great alternative to the main operating system to choose between different Linux systems due to its collaboration with the RedHat team, personally Fedora seems to be one of the safest distros currently. Although what I like most about Fedora is that its resource consumption is not very high compared to other Linux distros that also use GNOME Shell.

I also like the Fedora configuration dashboard a lot since it has improved a lot in this aspect and currently has a user friendly interface. The degree of customization of Fedora in general is very high so we can change everything that modifies the visual appearance of the system as wallpapers, icons, theme of the windows and even the theme of the shell. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I like least about Fedora is that it does not incorporate a default theme for GNOME Shell, on the contrary it brings the "adawaita" theme that comes by default in the desktop environment, personally I do not like this theme anymore Many people are not why most of the distro that you use GNOME usually modify the theme by one esthetically more beautiful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend using this operating system because it is completely free and also the consumption of resources is very low, also the minimum space requirements are very low, around 10 GB if we install additional drivers. On the other hand, if you decide to use Fedora, I recommend that you change the default theme to a better one like "Adapta-GTK" Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since we started using Fedora in our place of work we have saved a lot of money in costs, both in licenses and equipment maintenance because we had to use several applications that were also paid. Currently with Fedora we use only Open Source and free applications so we have managed to reduce costs greatly and we can do the same job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The best part about Fedora is the memory management and even outperforms Windows. If you add the fact that it is free operating system there it becomes a complete package. Also i can modify it as per my needs which is a standout feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Being an open source Operating system there is nothing to complain much except the fact that the command prompt interface may need a learning curve for some users. Other than that its perfect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just get used to the Operating System and Command line Interface and you will notice that you will never feel going back to Windows again. Its free and best of them out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fedora is solving my problem of dual boot with multiple Operating Systems and does not give boot loader errors at all. Also the support which they provide is excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Fedora is a very well developed Operating System, with many programmers working on it and Free Software, it is very stable and virus free, with a beautiful interface.

Fedora integrates very well with the desktop that brings GNOME by default, you can install others without any problem if it seems complicated to use.

With Fedora I can install packages very fast as .rpm, which are somewhat complicated to install in other distributions such as Ubuntu for example. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Fedora is a very nice and stable system, but I would like it to have two desktops by default, one classic like Windows and the one that brings by default like GNOME, a new user in Linux is very confused with this type of desktop.

There are more known programs that are easy to install, you don't always get .rpm programs, which complicates the less experienced Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fedora is a very stable Open Source Linux system, with a very nice interface and easy installation, any user without much experience can download and have a stable and secure system, Fedora is a good option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Fedora I can have a very stable system on my PC and be able to program with a stable Base System, different from Debian .deb packages.

I have more possibility in the Linux world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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