Ok I have downloaded it now and picked a virtual machine and ran the Live CD.
It comes with Gnome 3 so I was not keen to explore it any further and simply picked Install from the desktop and installed Fedora 21 in EFI mode.The Installer
pretty much auto- reccognized my keyboard language and timezone so I only had to press Enter.
The confusing part was when Fedora 21 needed 7 mb to install and I did not have that left on the VB. Other distros simply claim the space on the disk even if something is installed and warns you that everything will be deleted.
So I had to reclaim my 21 MB Virtualdisk and actively delete all content there before Fedora 21 was happy.
This was unusual but actually a secure thing since it should not be too easy to destroy data on a disk.
So the Installation started while the installation ran I was warned that I had not created a user and a root password; so I did while the installation was running.
Somewhat unusual that too but it seems to work just fine.
I made my user administrator which should give me sudo rights.
Installation finished: Time to reboot then.
Removed the CD and put a Multicd in there that has a menu option to start from Harddisk. I have noticed that when I install in EFI mode the CD/DVD is ignored during boot even if it is mounted in the DE (this is not particular to Fedora).
Fedora presents a Gnome config screen that wants me to hook up to my Google services and Facebook and the most common cloud stuff.
Naturally I skipped that
and then I got offered help screens and getting started with gnome 3 offers.
This is good even if I don't need it so I skipped it.
And there we were with my beloved Gnome 3 Interface
It is almost usable...
SInce then Gnome Boxes
has reached stable and that looks interesting though...
I opened Dolphin and ssh'ed into one of the boxes on my network - no problem. I checked out libre office (nice) before I went to the terminal and did a
I like Yum - it is intuitive
There were 570 updates!
So far everything has worked pretty much out of the box without problems.
I tried to install Virtualbox guest additions but got an error message on one of the install points however I was able to pick a nice resolution in settings.
I checked out boxes and tried to enter a url to a computer in my local network; so far I have had no sucess with that - whatsoever....
I activated network in my VB settings but after that the Gnome DE simply "greys out" showing only a grey desktop whithout hot corners or menus.
And that is where the test of Fedora 21 stops.
Here is an image of my current Gnome 3 desktop
It looked promising there...for a while....But Gnome 3 never fails to dissapoint me.