Accident waiting to happen.
Once you enter your Google account details interacting with your Drive documents in indistinguishable from local documents
No. No. No. No. No.
OK, it was a slight delay – one week – but the latest Fedora, number 23, represents a significant update that was worth waiting for. That’s thanks not just to upstream projects like GNOME, now at 3.18, but also some impressive new features from team Fedora. Like its predecessor, this Fedora comes in three base configurations …
I recommend actually trying the feature before commenting that everything is wrong and the sky is falling in.
Google Drive documents are not *completely* indistinguishable, at all. They exist in their own section in the Nautilus side bar, so you have to specifically click on that location first before you can interact with the files. However, when you do start interacting with files, they do act in a native way. That is, clicking a .ods file will load LibreOffice Calc - as you would expect. It is this to which the author was referring, not some kind of wishy-washy feature whereby you don't know where you documents are stored.
"However, when you do start interacting with files, they do act in a native way. That is, clicking a .ods file will load LibreOffice Calc - as you would expect"
I do something similar with Dolphin file manager on OpenSUSE only I connect to my own fileserver when traveling via fish protocol (file transfer over ssh) which gives an icon for my fileserver directories within the file manager and likewise an icon for my filespace on my ISP vis ftp. All seamless + NFS icon for use at home.
In response to another post I've used rpms under OpenSUSE/SUSE for years without any issues.
I'm puzzled that Google Drive gets mentioned as some praiseworthy feature. The dropbox client on Linux has always worked great for me for as long as I had dropbox (even before it could be used on Linux without a browser, better, even before Google Drive existed). At least Dropbox
likes to have you think that they don't nose around your data.
While my tablet, or more accurately the ES File Manager, that I use and actually like seems to cope with multiple accounts for each cloudy provider, it's damn less likely that an OS default file manager to do so. Let alone deal intelligently with a hierarchy. Which is another problem I have with everybody's cloudy bullshit. Useful bullshit but damn annoying that we are ever being shoved into singlet credentials in a mutirole world.
Nice timing in any case as I'm far more likely to accept Fedora madness, especially with OS-role specificity. Perhaps I'll use those accounts as the spins. Don't even get me started on the number of Microsoft accounts I have. Hell, I've a Microsoft beta account whose login is using a GMail ID. All the trimmings except, perhaps, mail. Makes my head hurt thinking about it.
Odd to Fedora land.
Google the Korora Project. They do a themed Fedora .iso with all the codecs installed ready to go. There is a beta version that is tracking Fedora 23.
Works like the Stella Linux remix for Centos and the microlinux-desktop for Slackware. You get the stock repositories, codec repositories, and a small amount of theme/artwork tweaking.
More of a remix than an original composition.
Icon: people like to play music, watch tubes and even now and again a DVD.
As a long time Debian user, but a long time RHEL/CentOS user at work, I still have the hatred of RPMs for some insane reason. I just like how apt-get works... so much better than yum. But this is making me start thinking that I need to play more aggresively with Fedora and see how well it goes.
Esp since I've been installing mint on all my desktops at home, which works a treat!
I'll completely agree with you there, I too have been bitten time and time again by anything RPM based. Maybe things have moved on in the years since and the format has stabilised somewhat, rather than being the mystical portal to the murky depths of dependency hell it always was.
To be honest, I should probably give it a go before bad mouthing the entire thing.. but old habits (and bad experiences) die hard..
Adding superfluous "features" and ignoring basic user-interface necessities is GNOME to a tee. Is it any wonder they jumped on board the systemd bandwagon? The perpetual feature-creep and "we know best what you want, don't argue" attitude are both right up their alley.
Re GNOME "Adding superfluous "features" and ignoring basic user-interface necessities...  ... The perpetual feature-creep and "we know best what you want, don't argue" attitude..."
That's theft of intellectual property and/or a copygight violation - MS has patents on that, y'know.
The upgrade via DNF from Fedora 22 was quite smooth -- started it, went away for a few hours, did the second step (reboot), came back a couple of hours later and it was all working.
On the plus side, Wayland now works for me. On the minus side, Rhythmbox is a total mess. (I've switched to Amarok.)
Google integration is OK... not sure I need it, but it works and either opens a browser (for native Google docs) or a local app for things that can be handled locally. The Google files and documents do not show music I've uploaded via Google Music Manager. That would be nice.
Gnome 3.18 is very nice. I've got a desktop configured to be a cross between Windows XP and OS/X, which makes me happy.
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