Got fed up with Kubuntu, it was getting too slow, I have a core i3 3.something GHz and 8Gb of RAM but the latest Kubuntu 14.04 was annoying the hell out of me. I decided to take a switch over to Fedora 21. I burned a live image (1.2Gb) to a DVD and booted into live mode. First impressions of the Gnome de3sktop over KDE are that it runs quicker. Applications seem to load faster and the desktop looks smoother and less KDE/windowslike (not that that's a word). YouTube played straight away with some kind of HTML5 player however im about to install flash, audio on my PCI Maudio soundcard seemed to work after I went into the (terminal and type alsamixer F6 select sound card up arrow to turn volume up) alsamixer and turned up the volume, the sound is clear and arguably better then it was through Pulseaudio on Kubuntu. Graphics seem smooth and Fedora has picked up the Nvidia card out of the box, however I'm on the noveau driver
First thing I did was add the terminal and LibreOffice writer to the favourites and removed shotwell, rhythmbox and evolution. Next stage will be to install the flash player... no apt-get here.
Here's how I got flash... and some cosmetic stuff
su -c 'yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
yum -y install flash-plugin
I then added add block edge and block facebook adds to firefox via their add on portal, restart firefox and we are running flash.
Into the software shopping bag thingy, god the software manager is better than muon on kde, remove evolution, remove rhythmbox, remove notes. Add clementine for music management, add thunderbird for mail add filezilla for FTP, install Gparted.
Add Thurderbird to favourites, open terminal go to edit then profile preferences preferences, untick system theme to enable green on black.
Install RPM fusion (all one command)
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm' Now install some codecs
yum install gstreamer gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly install faad2 faac libdca wget compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296 xine-lib-extras-freeworld
Switch to the Nvidia Proprietary driver
first find what driver you have installed
lspci -k | grep -A 2 VGA
then get your relevant driver from here, http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia
for me I have the geforece GT 500 so here is my install command followed by an update
Ok now check with the lspci command again after a reboot and you should be on the nvidia driver
that's about it for now, - was really easy, love this new fedora 21... its way faster than kubuntu