I believe Linus Torvalds is a Windows 11 ‘Closet‘ person, and just uses Fedora Linux as a ‘Secondary‘ OS for when he is working on the Linux Kernel. However, I could be wrong, and he may even use Windows 11 when he is working on the Linux Kernel. Why do I believe this? 1) ‘“One of the problems Desktop” Linux has is it’s not made for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…”’ 2) ‘”It’s more of a personal annoyance how the fragmentation of the different vendors have, I think, held the desktop back a bit … It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.”‘

Desktop/Laptop OS Worldwide Share by Version

Not including Chrome OS, Fedora Linux is the 2nd most popular Worldwide Linux Desktop/laptop OS.

Looks like Linus Torvalds was correct about the Worldwide future popularity of Chromebooks as a reliable path forward for the Linux Desktop. Chrome OS is secure, stable, has no annoying “Authenticate” popups that slowdown workflow, and is apparently extremely reliable…things that Linux OSes have always struggled wid.

However, for me personally, I prefer Linux when I can find a Distro that doesn’t *FORCE* annoying “Authenticate” popups onto users on their *OWN* home computers.

Life wid‘ Fedora

Be sure to check out the Life wid‘ Fedora page, as it sorta documents my journey wid Fedora.

Fedora Cinnamon doesn’t *FORCE* a home computer user to even create the ‘Password Dependent‘ user that most Linux Distros demand. Am not sure if all the SPINS are that way, but every time that I have tried the Fedora Workstation (the default DE for Fedora) it required the creation of a ‘Password Dependent‘ user.

Fedora 35 Cinnamon

Am not going to detail the installation process in this post; however, I have great pics ‘n info on how to install or upgrade Fedora Cinnamon here – Fedora 33 installs *PLUS* upgrading Fedora 32 to Fedora 33.

One important ‘Thang to remember when installing Fedora Cinnamon, is to Select the correct target disk for installation, then Reclaim all the space on that disk by “Delete all” and then to “Reclaim space” that was just deleted.

I used Ventoy to install the Fedora 35 Cinnamon‘s 2.01 GB Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-x86_64-35-1.2.iso file onto a 128 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive. Very fast installation to a USB drive. All my Linux OSes must be portable, because I only permanently install them to USB’s or microSDXC Memory type of cards (usually Samsung EVO Select).

Once you figure out the Anaconda installer, Fedora is as easy to install as most other Linux OSes.

The NVIDIA drivers are not installed automatically, but there are many ways to install them; however, I recommend using the RPM Fusion methods (either one of two) because the driver doesn’t need to be re-compiled every-time there is a new kernel update.

Install Nvidia Driver using RPMFusion

Installing the Nvidia driver on Fedora Linux using RPM Fusion is the easiest and recommended way since you do not have to deal with driver re-compiling every-time there is a new kernel update.

That’s a command line way to enable the RPM Fusion repositories and install the Nvidia driver. There is a newer Graphical method to enable RPM Fusion now: Installing Free and Nonfree Repositories.

I cover the two methods in the RPM Fusion: RHEL-based Distros part 4 post. Pics, info, and steps in that post.

That 495.44 Driver Version is from this new Fedora 35 installation, after activating RPM Fusion. It offers new & legacy Nvidia card drivers to choose from, once you reach – Step 4:

Some old cards in that list!

Fedora 35 had one ‘Problematic‘ issue

I’ve been using Fedora 33 Cinnamon for a long time, because everything worked in the Fulltime Root User section. For some reason, a sound problem wid setting showed up in both Fedora 34 & 35 updates. Yesterday, I decided to just go ahead and make the move to Fedora 35 Cinnamon, even wid that issue. I covered that issue in the Fedora 34 – ‘Fails the early Linux Newbie tests .. like an F-minus failure!’ post.

Two pics reflect the issue…First is the Fedora 33 sound setting’s pic:

Sound Devices are shown in that pic + sound icon is working + just two standard speakers are shown in Test Sound window, and they worked.

Second pic is Fedora 34’s sound settings:

No sound Devices are shown + sound icon has “x” for not working + it shows nine (there are only two) speakers and none work during tests.

I’m sure the sound setting work in a ‘Password Dependent‘ User section, but I never create one in Fedora Cinnamon since I am a Fulltime Root User on my *OWN* home computers.

It seems to just be an issue in the Sound Settings section, because I can select music, and it will play fine:

Just click on a MP3 File ‘n Rhythmbox pops up ‘n starts playing it.

Conclusion

Linux is only my ‘Secondary‘ OS, and *ALL* Linux OSes have at least one problematic issue. Which is why OEM Desktop/Laptop builders have been investing their money in Windows’ computers for 30+ years. Which is why OEM printer and/or scanner builders invest their money in making products for Windows OSes for 30+ years. Which is why there are over 1.3 Billion Windows 10 users. Heck, the basic Wheel Mouse isn’t fully functional on *ANY* Linux OS.

I will add this post to the ‘Life wid‘ Fedora page.

Have moved Fedora 35 Cinnamon into the #1 spot on the Karmi’s Top 10 5 2 3 Linux Distros page. It is the Linux OS I use most…at least once a day. It is also my #1 Linux OS in the ‘Desktop Duty category. That group of Three in Tier One are close, and Kaisen Linux System Rescue has come outta no where!? No annoying “Authenticate” popups to slow workflow down. No ‘Pesky Passwords’ slowing the user down. Heck, none of the Top Three even require the creation of a ‘Password Dependent‘ OS user.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!