Back on Fedora

A few years ago, I used to work on RedHat Linux, then Fedora: my first Linux machine ran RedHat Linux. Then I got sick of things breaking every time I upgraded (on one traumatic occasion, my audio stopped working after a Fedora upgrade) and switched to Ubuntu.

But in my new job, I need Linux, but also need to encrypt my laptop's hard drive. I had a go at doing this with Ubuntu, with disastrous results. Didn't really know what I was doing (I did manage to encrypt the hard drive, but couldn't figure out how to mount it during boot). Fedora makes this simple, though. So I moved across, and have to say I'm pretty glad I did. It's very similar to Ubuntu in many ways, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. My main annoyance was SELinux, which just wanted to stop me having any kind of fun with my computer; so I switched it off.

So, if you need to PGP encrypt your hard drive, but currently use Ubuntu, have a look at Fedora instead.



I'm still deciding which way to go.. will look into Fedora since reading your post.

Hello again

Hi Elliot - we have met on a couple of occasions and I'd like to get in contact you again about OSS and The West Midlands. Would you be good enough to e-mail me?


Andy Morris