Skip to comments.Distribution Release: Fedora 11
Posted on 06/18/2009 4:54:06 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Red Hat has announced the release of Fedora 11, the latest version of the leading open-source Linux distribution: "The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration project, today announced the availability of Fedora 11, the latest version of its free open source operating system. The community's eleventh release includes the broadest feature set to date, spotlights developments in software management and sound, improves key virtualization components and introduces Fedora Community, a portal project beta."
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Hah! I still laugh when I see your tagline.
You and Swordmaker. You two kill me.
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It's had every version except 6 and 8, as those two just wouldn't work well with my hardware. It's been a good laptop--now I guess it's time to upgrade. :(
Fedora can be a bit sketchy, and a bit bloated.. It is Red Hat’s proving ground for future releases of RHEL..
I know. We use RHEL at times in my job, so I like to use Fedora to become familiar with what RH is doing with their product.
This new filesystem setup they are trying out is not working well with my laptop at this time. Perhaps 12 will be better. Perhaps not.
My kids' desktop is currently running Ubuntu, and the newer releases seem to be just fine.
I'm really looking forward to installing and checking out 2.6.30 with all the goodies they've included.
Been running a VM on 11 beta since they released it. Runs really nice on 1 GB RAM and less than 1.5 GHz of allotted processor power. Had some software updater issues, but I believe that was due to my corporate network over the distro.
Hopefully they’ll get the Broadcom network adapters as part of the installer. I’m tired of ndiswrapper and re-modding for wireless every SP!
I went through a FC2 phase and now have FC6 up and running. I have not found a clean way to upgrade - in essence it’s always been starting from scratch. The other side of the coin is that FC is so stable I’ve never found a pressing need to stay cutting edge.
Yeah--they've recently changed that--FC10, in fact. They now have a program called "preupgrade" that you install with yum, and run as root. It does a distro upgrade in place.
The other side of the coin is that FC is so stable Ive never found a pressing need to stay cutting edge.
Each version of FC tends to get that way, though they start out very iffy. RH does a good job during the life of the version to stabilize it quite well.
why not just go with Cent?
Being a personal laptop, with /home thoroughly backed up, I sometimes get impatient to try out the new features. :)
psbook $1 > deleteme$Date.ps
unfortunately, kde4 apparently dropped kprinter, (which I'd configured to print 2-up full duplex).
I've tried just using 'lp', but it doesn't seem to work correctly. :-(
running rel 7 based on Ubuntu 9.04...32 bit... anxiously waiting on final release of upgrade of Mint 64bit RC1 .
No I haven’t. I’ve been running Fedora since Core 1, and Red Hat since version 3 before that. I’m used to it.
Mint and Ubuntu fit my level of skills much better...
I never felt competent enough to get going with Fedora.
Love the new Fedora,the SUSE 11.1 is pretty cool too.especially since I finally got wireless working today.
Try installing system-config-printer. Sure, it’s a gnome app, but it ought to at least work.
A meta distribution allows you to upgrade at your own pace. That is, following a stable branch of software or a more cutting edge path or mix and match?
Point is the choice is all yours. No upgrade paths like the aforementioned where just about every other upgrade realistically results in a re-installation of the OS.
Check out Gentoo and be done with the Windows-esque upgrade paths, also the pigeonholed approach where here it is and this is what you get.
Bottom line - freedom to choose.... an out-of-the-box formula or/and build it from scratch if you wish all with the same meta distribution.
Don’t sell yourself short. If you can handle Mint or Ubuntu, Fedora/Red Hat/whatever-major-flavor will be about the same. The only real difference is their package management. No biggie. If you use the GUI to update/install your packages, you’ll find no real difference.
Glad to hear Earnet-hits-Linux ;-)