Fedora 14 offers excellent visual features as well as a unique selection backgrounds to choose from. The Fedora 14 Live CD easily allows you to install web server software and development repositories without any difficulty. Also find helpful memory and CD testing software to ensure that your installation goes as smoothly as possible. Fedora 14 comes with wide selection of free software that is ready to use. Everyone will enjoy the ease of customization, and advanced visual features Fedora 14 has to offer. The speed and stability of this powerful operating system is nearly unrivaled.
If this is your first time using Fedora or Linux here you can learn everything you need to get you on your way. After starting up your computer and logging into the user account that you created you will arrive at your Fedora 14 desktop. If you chose to install the Gnome version you will see your Fedora applications menu in the top right corner of your desktop. From here you can browse through most of the installed applications that reside on your computer. All of your applications are arranged in neat categories for easy and fast navigation. More applications can be added at any time but we will get to that soon. Your next menu is for your places, here you can find important storage areas on your computer. All of your CD’s or media devices will be displayed here as well as additional hard drives. You can use this menu to instantly navigate to important folders, even browse your network. All of your recently used documents will also be listed here for your convenience. Next is your system menu where all of your critical settings and general user preferences are located. Many changes made here will require your root password for changes to be approved. All of your monitor, keyboard, and update settings are stored here as well.
Fedora 14 Gnome edition has two panels that can help make your work faster. These panels can hold a lot of launchers, applets, and other handy tools. Right click on one of your panels to open your panel preferences if you want to make changes or add new items. The command line mini commander lets you send commands to your terminal directly from your panel. Add system monitor applets or local weather report applets to keep yourself informed. If you insert a CD or other media devices the new icons should automatically be displayed on your desktop. These settings can also be configured easily, many people prefer no visible icons.
In the bottom right hand corner is the Metacity workspace switcher which will allow you to jump to other virtual desktops. Even drag windows onto other workspaces to make room for more windows. To add more work spaces or just view the preferences simply right click on the workspace switcher.