[CentOS] Browser doesnt work

Tue Oct 15 14:02:54 UTC 2019
Georgios <gpdsbe+centos at mailbox.org>

Well kind of.

for example i had to do the following stuff for my laptop

-add epel repository so i can install keepassxc
-manual install eclipse
-enable rpmfusion in order to have 
	--media support on my browser and 
	--install totem codecs in order for it to play video files

With flatpak i think centos is more desktop friendly.
The rest of the apps where installed through flatpak so it was quite
easy.  Most of these apps arent on Centos repositories so without
flatpak it would be a bit difficult.
Also with flatpak you can have newer versions of the apps that could be
a problem.

Besides that i have to say. 

flatpak itself is really old and it doesn't support my yubikey.
Thats the reason i had to install keepassxc through epel repository and
not flatpak.
I do hope flatpak gets updated on a future point release.

Another problem i currently have is that evolution after suspense
sometimes it seems to brake. It happened 2 times last weeks but i could
not reproduce.

I previous had debian 9 and 10.
If i compare these 2 i have to say.

Centos 8 had a bit less configuration for laptop compared with debian 9
but a bit more compared to debian 10.

I guess it all depends what you want to do with your laptop. 
For basic usage it seems fine.

Anyway for the time being it seems usable. 
But i wouldn't recommend it to someone who use linux for the first
I would suggest ubuntu or something like this.

On Tue, 2019-10-15 at 14:18 +0100, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2019, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> > CentOS is a desktop distribution in the sense that chickens fly and
> > horses 
> > swim. Of course you can turn it into a full-blown bells-and-
> > whistles desktop 
> > by fine-tuning the configuration and adding lots of third-party
> > stuff. I've 
> > done this myself for years, here for example:
> > 
> > https://www.microlinux.fr/poste-de-travail-entreprise-centos-7-kde/
> > 
> > On the other hand, CentOS out of the box is a rather frustrating
> > experience 
> > on the desktop.
> I've always disagreed with this view, however common it appears to
> be.
> RHEL is sold as an Enterprise OS for Server, Cloud, Desktop,
> Laptop.  CentOS
> surely shouldn't be seen any differently.
> What is it that makes CentOS a bad desktop OS?
> I can install CentOS 8 on my laptop now, with a perfectly usable
> desktop, and
> 10 years of support.  Google Chrome runs just fine, and I can use
> containers
> via singularity on top for anything exotic.
> What exactly am I missing out on by not running something else?
> jh
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