Today I completely removed Ubuntu from one of my test system and installed fedora 8 on it. Not only is this my first time playing with fedora 8; this is also the first time I have dedicated a complete system to Fedora. Before Ubuntu I was basically using SuSe and Mandrake.
Anyways, one of the first thing I have noticed after installing Fedora 8 is that it is “very fast”, faster than any versions of ubuntu or any other Linux distro I have used, it also seems to handle lowly ATI 200m graphics card much better than Ubuntu, visuals are much more crisp and no more shaky windows.
As I setup my system for more testing and setting it up to my custom settings (Yes!! Green text on Black Background); I started playing with Disk Usage Analyzer (Baobab). Although it is available in ubuntu too, I don’t remember using it (I prefer df -a).
What is Baobab?
“Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment. Baobab can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote). It also includes a complete file-search functionality and auto-detects in real-time any changes made to your home directory as far as any mounted/unmounted device. Baobab also provides a full graphical treemap window for each selected folder.”
Here is Baobab in action in my spanking new fedora system.
Disk Usage Analyzer mode:
Graphical Usage Map mode: