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Lol, he dying the hair with the Windows logo would be really fun. It would be awesome if they’d never changed back to WOS, though.

@Jeffrey
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Kinda disappointed they shot down Fedora so quickly, that’s my favorite distro! I don’t think I’ve ever used a distro that “just worked” better than Fedora. I love that it does not adulterate packages with distro-specific theming, presets, or libraries / dependencies (eg. Livav), etc. that is relatively common practice on ubuntu-based distros. I’m going to change the default theme and settings anyway, so I’d rather use software untouched from upstream as much as possible to enjoy better stability and compatibility. Fedora packages are pretty much untouched from upstream and between rpmfusion, copr, and flatpak I have never encountered a third-party package that wasn’t easy to find and install.

If there’s a bug or incompatibility RedHat / Fedora is better about committing fixes upstream for all to benefit. This is opposed to Ubuntu who are infamous for having a very “fuck everyone else, we’re doing things our own way” attitude towards upstream, downstream, and the wider community (e.g. Mir).

Fedora is also the testing ground for RedHat / CentOS / RockyLinux which are the big enterprise Linux distros. Support and stability are paramount for RedHat, so in my experience it was always easy to find well-written documentation, and software compatibility with RedHat distros is really really good. Plus, the man, myth, and legend himself is a long-time Fedora user.

@joojmachine
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my guess is that he didn’t remember the name and thought it was a meme distro

he has used it before, when he made torvald’s PC build

@ChinaNumberOne
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fedora is fsf approved so won’t have steam on the official repos

@iDesmi
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Fedora is not FSF approved

@0x90
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Excuse me, but according to your link all distros seem to be not approved

@carbon_dated
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There are distros that are FSF approved. Examples are GuixSD, Trisquel and Parabola.

@ChinaNumberOne
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maybe it once was. anyway, steam is still not trivial to download, linus would have a hard time

@Jeffrey
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Just search “install steam Fedora” and the first result is https://itsfoss.com/install-steam-fedora/

In that guide it has the correct instructions to enable the RPMFusion repos, then install steam. It even provides the necessary terminal commands to copy + paste:

sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

sudo dnf install steam

Never mind that Linus could tweet “how do I install steam on Fedora?” or ask his live stream, he’d be flooded with the correct answer in like 3 seconds.

Edit: Flatpack is enabled by default on Fedora, too. He could just go to https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.valvesoftware.Steam to download and install Steam directly from the web. That’s pretty much the same process as downloading an installer on Windows.

@joojmachine
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if he used gnome he could literally just check a box on gnome software repos option and install it through RPM fusion with it

at least with 35 beta it’s there, right next to the NVIDIA option

@SudoDnfDashY
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If you can download a .exe installer, you can download a .rpm file and use the graphical .rpm installer to install steam.

@Ninmi@sopuli.xyz
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Fedora is not FSF approved due to nonfree firmware.

http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html

@andruid
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It seemed pretty non-trivial to get it, back when I using it. I think rpmfusion was just available after install and steam was there in the app store.

@sonidobonito
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deleted by creator

@Thann
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I’m assuming he thinks it’s a neckbeard themed meme OS

@vis4valentine
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This is great

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Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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