Korora 18: A screenshot tour

Korora 18: A screenshot tour

Summary: Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.


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    Korora netbook

    The KDE netbook desktop. The point here is to show what is really interesting about Korora, so rather than presenting a long, boring list of packages and versions, this time I will use the KDE netbook graphical menu hierarchy to present an overview of the contents. It is important to note that what I am showing here is only the Korora base distribution; I have not loaded any additional or optional packages.

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    KDE page 1

    This is the KDE netbook Page One screen, which contains an easily customizable array of news, weather, and other social/information feeds.

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    The Korora KDE Multimedia menu. There are a variety of audio and video players here, as well as CD/DVD burning and general multimedia editing tools. Highlights include:

    • Audacity 2.0

    • Miro 5.0.4

    • VLC 2.0.6.

Topics: Linux, Laptops, Open Source, Operating Systems

J.A. Watson

About J.A. Watson

I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.

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  • Um...

    That jut looks like a sea of small icons.
  • Nice; informative. Not so nice: powerpoint presentation.

    Ordinarily, I reject "slide-show" articles out-of-hand (please tell your editors that there is nothing 'cutesy' or compelling about such a format. To the contrary, it is right down at the bottom along with powerpoint presentations of the grandkids last summer). This format requires work on the part of the reader out of all proportion to any metric your editors might choose as an excuse for its use.

    However: since I read material of yours which I would never read if it had someone else's byline, I gave this a shot. I'm glad I did.
    You had me hooked at the third 'slide' and its narrative regarding KDE, and the netbook mode.
    You've mentioned this KDE mode several times before (I TOLD you I read your work), and now it's time for me to take your advice; after all, your writings are the reason I use Mint.
    Question: I own an Acer A0751h with a Z520 Atom processor. Would Korora KDE netbook bog the machine down? Perhaps I should go with Mint KDE/Netbook?
    Many thanks for another good, insightful article.
    Warmest regards...

    (once again, tell the power brokers...)
  • Netbook desktop / Galleries

    I don't think the latest version of KDE netbook would bog down an Atom Z520, but you would have to try it to be sure - fortunately, it is very easy to switch between the standard KDE desktop and the netbook desktop, so it is easy enough to test. My own experience has been that on things like AMD C-50 and C-60 systems, the netbook desktop is noticeably slower to start on boot, but once it is up there is no significant difference in performance compared to the standard KDE desktop, and it is actually faster and more pleasant to use than Gnome 3, because of the significant delay I mentioned in getting the Gnome launcher/application menu.

    As for Slideshow (Gallery) format, I can't blame anyone but myself for that, it was my choice. If I write something with a lot of screen shots it tends to make a very long article which requires a lot of scrolling, and it seems like most people today prefer things to be more "right in front of you face". Thanks for the opinion, I will consider it with future posts.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.