Distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com) is a site where information about 200+ Linux distributions is consolidated. It also ranks the distros based on the page visits.
I have always tried the top few distros in the list but somehow skipped Fedora (currently at 5th position).
This time, I wanted to install Fedora on MacBook Pro using Parallels tools.
The latest desktop version of Fedora is 23 released recently (https://getfedora.org/). I am a big fan of Cinnamon desktop environment and hence downloaded 64 bit version of Fedora 23 Cinnamon from Fedora’s torrent site (https://torrents.fedoraproject.org/). The site lists all the versions of Fedora in reverse chronological order. Fedora-Live-Cinnamon-x86_64-23.torrent , the 64 bit cinnamon ISO is about 1.2 GB in size.
After downloading the same, I proceeded to install the same on Parallels Desktop. The ISO variant was automatically detected by Parallels software as Fedora. One of the installation steps – setting up space on hard drive for installation has taken quite a bit time. Finally, installation took about 15 minutes.
The fonts and icons were showing up very tiny after the installation and restart. I had to adjust the resolution in display settings.
Once it is installed. I started to feel comfortable with a familiar Cinnamon desktop.
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