The Grumpy Editor's Fedora 18 experience
Posted Jan 27, 2013 20:22 UTC (Sun) by Tet
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Fedora 18 experience
After the reboot one gets a black screen, a pulsating Fedora logo, and a progress bar that cannot be more than 200 pixels wide. That bar progresses slowly indeed. It is only later that one realizes that this is FedUp's way of telling the user that the system is being updated. One would at least expect a list of packages, a dancing spherical cow, or, at a minimum, a message saying "your system is being upgraded now," but no such luck. To all appearances, it simply looks like the system is taking a very long time to boot.
That is sadly all too common an experience with Fedora. Much as I don't want to malign the Fedora UI team, I feel they'd probably have done better by letting a room full of drug addled monkeys design the UI instead. As it is, they've made just about every UI mistake possible, particularly during the boot process.
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