I helped my brother dual boot #Fedora 36 yesterday, and here are my thoughts:
- There's no auto partitioning in the installer for dual booting, it has to be done manually
- Dealing with RPM Fusion & 3rd party repos is weird and unintuitive. This applies to #nvidia drivers and nonfree codecs
- #GNOME Software (the package manager) is better than I remember, but still bad
- Flathub repo needs to be installed manually
- dnf is slower than pacman, but faster than apt
@gabmus Regarding auto partitioning—if you click “custom” it should let you “create mount points automatically” which has worked flawlessly in my experience.
I agree that flathub should be included in the third party repos.
@benjaminhollon You need to have free space beforehand tho, right?
Either way, I can pretty confidently say I'm an experienced user, and this is still confusing to me.
I think the correct way would be to have 3 choices like ubuntu: format and install, install alongside (other os), custom.
@gabmus Yeah, you would need space available. I generally use the Disks app from the live usb to free it.
I’ve heard that they’re considering a rewrite of the installer, though not from a primary source. They could definitely use it.
@staticvoidmaine Ah, thanks! I've only been following the Fedora Magazine and This Week in GNOME, so I missed that.
@gabmus Regarding the software app, I agree that it needs improvement. I read that they finally fixed a bug with the CI that was slowing down development.
@gabmus the only thing I disagree with here is dnf being faster than apt. I actually wholeheartedly disagree. I find it generally slow, but tab completion, search, package installs, etc all feel slow. It seems in part due to each command being preempted by a repo metadata update.
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