Fedora with Xfce
Dis-preference for Gnome 3 and un-necessity of KDE is the reason why I mostly choose the Xfce desktop when working on or trying out newer or unknown distros. And when working at length, I always choose to tune the desktop to my whims. Xfce is perfect when productivity is high on priority but not at the cost of functionality or looks either.
And this post compiles a list of better-ments I did to a fresh factory install of Fedora 20 (Heisenbug). Nothing complex, just to make it feel a little more like home.
1. Update Fedora
First essential thing to do would be to get the system uptodate. And this needs no more than a single command.
$ sudo yum update
The download size would be significant depending on how many updates are available at the time you do it. On my system it took around 237MB.
2. Get a better browser - Firefox + Chrome
Fedora 20 Xfce ships with the Midori. Okay, but its sort of buggy on high profile sites like youtube.com and crashes frequently. So the wise advice is to get hands on a heavy weight browser.
I installed both Firefox and Chrome.
Firefox is there in the repositories so go further than...
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18 things I did after installing Fedora 20, the Xfce spin
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