Though i3wm is not part of the official spins, the latest version of i3wm is part of the repos, which makes Fedora great for using i3wm. I switched a few months ago from gnome to i3wm and the experience so far was great. For install, I followed these steps:
- get the minimal install iso for fedora
- install minimal version
- manually install Xorg and i3wm (with what extra packages you want)
- try to start Xorg, let it fail, see what drivers are missing, install missing drivers
- finally make Xorg work and enjoy
This helps me keep installed packages at a minimum, so that my system only has the software that I require and nothing else. It also provides the experience of a tiling window manager. Another way of installing i3wm is by choosing the tiling window managers package during install, but this will install a lot of stuff (not only i3wm).
Are there other users using Fedora with i3wm? What was your experience so far?
Have a nice day,