Fedora. My first love in linux started with Fedora and now I realized this love was not because of some novelty. It was actually because it is easier to use.(As a developer.) So I simply installed Fedora 11 over Ubuntu 9.04 it worked like a charm tough I had to do couple of tweaks. The first tweak was the adding the recovery hard-disk of Vista to the boot menu. No problem there just a simple grub.conf editing was done as below ;
# grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root (hd0,2) # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_johnsfedorabox-lv_root # initrd /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/sda default=3 timeout=15 splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz #hiddenmenu title NCTUns (18.104.22.168-nctuns-20090901) root (hd0,2) kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-nctuns-20090901 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_johnsfe$ initrd /initrd-126.96.36.199-nctuns-20090901.img title Fedora (188.8.131.52-64.fc11.i586) root (hd0,2) kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-64.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_johnsfedor$ initrd /initrd-220.127.116.11-64.fc11.i586.img title Fedora (18.104.22.168-167.fc11.i586) root (hd0,2) kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-167.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_johnsfedo$ initrd /initrd-126.96.36.199-167.fc11.i586.img title Vista rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 title Vista-backup rootnoverify (hd0,1) chainloader +1
See simple right? And then I just had to install the usual suspects such as ; flash-plugin, vlc, eclipse, netbeans, mysql, apache2, php5, nctuns and so on. However the thing with Fedora is that all of this is very easy. So if you have any problems with installing Fedora 11 on a Compaq Presario CQ50 just yell!