Let’s be realistic for a moment here. I believe that there is not a single Fedora user who doesn’t use repositories that conflict with Fedora’s policy and default selection ideology. Not even the most hardcore Fedora developers can use the completely useless system that Fedora is out of the box, without adding third party sources and pieces of proprietary software.
I suppose that this was exactly what Kororaa developers thought and decided to regenerate the demonstration project that Kororaa once was, into a Fedora based distribution that would offer users everything they need out of the box and without all the hassle.
How exactly is Kororaa easier for the user?
- Kororaa sets the default applications to those that end users typically want. For example VLC is the default media player instead of Gnome’s Totem.
- Kororaa also pre-configures several third party repositories, making it easier to install additional software that everyone uses. These include: Adobe Flash, Google Chrome and Talk plugin, RPMFusion, VirtualBox
- Kororaa offers an easier way to do everyday things like installing new software using Yumex instead of Yum.
- Kororaa makes use of Ubuntu’s Jockey Device Driver manager, for simple installation of third party drivers such as those for NVIDIA graphics cards and certain wireless devices.
Why Kororaa is great
Whatever my opinion about Fedora’s policy, it is maybe the best distribution out there.
- Fedora is the most stable distribution I ever used although it does really get a lot of updates every few days that include core system packages like the Linux kernel at least once every week.
- These big updates let you enjoy the latest packages on the core system sector. On the other hand (applications, games etc) Fedora is behind Ubuntu in availability and in latest versions.
- Fedora is a very fast distribution and I think it is the fastest Gnome Shell distribution that you can have without having to read manuals to install it.
- The community of Fedora is very big and the support that stem from it is very satisfactory.
Now you take all this goodness and add some extras like useful repositories, a few Gnome Shell extensions, some tools that will provide easy installation of things that are needed in the real world and you have Kororaa. A distribution that people may actually keep after using for a while.
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Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, Kororaa is one of the very few that have actually something real to offer to the user. It is really trying to make things easier with Fedora, the way Mint was trying to do with Ubuntu (but was meaningless for the last few years).
You may be the advanced user that doesn’t need anything from Kororaa’s offerings, but there are many people out there who need them, and a lot of people who tried Fedora and gave up because they had no clue on what to do in order to make it work for them. If you are one of those, you should give Kororaa a try and be amazed by the power of a more “friendly” Fedora!