I may be leaving Fedora Linux for good this time. Fedora 17’s added “features” were not a plus for me. Moreover, things that worked fine before became quirky. For example, switching to Japanese input using Ibus required me to press Ctrl + Space 3 or 4 times to make it work. Linux Mint Debian works instantly and gives me the added feature of merely pressing the Hankaku key (on Japanese keyboards).
All the apps I used in Fedora work fine. Wine takes a bit longer to load and the display font was incorrect immediately after installation, but after running from Terminal:
sudo apt-get install ttf-liberation
Wine works great! The Windows text to voice application, Text Aloud works fine, and it recognizes AT&T Natural Voices!
The default Mate Desktop Environment loaded unusually slow so I installed LXDE and am using it instead. Though LXDE as a few less features than Mate, it’s more responsive. And it has one feature Mate doesn’t have: LXDE aligns desktop icons automatically next to each other after deleting an icon.
Though I could install Dansguardian in Fedora 17, I couldn’t figure out how to get it to filter. The tutorial I wrote on http://linux.jamesjpn.com/how-to/dansguardian-install.html
didn’t work for Fedora 17. Using a tutorial on http://www.howtoforge.com/dansguardian-content-filtering-with-transparent-proxy-on-ubuntu-9.10-karmic works on Linux Mint Debian! There was only one command that I had to modify on that tutorial. It was:
sudo update-rc.d tproxy enable 5
rather than just
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sudo update-rc.d tproxy