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Distribution Release: Fedora 11
Distrowatch ^ | June 9th

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."


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: fedora; linux; oss; redhat
The boot speed improvements will be nice.
1 posted on 06/18/2009 4:54:07 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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2 posted on 06/18/2009 4:58:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

3 posted on 06/18/2009 4:59:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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4 posted on 06/18/2009 5:08:05 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Obama's war on prosperity : Liberal newspapers hardest hit)
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I've tried to upgrade from Fedora 10 to 11 on my personal laptop. However, since my hardware is 6 years old, it is not going well. I think 10 will be the last distro this laptop sees, after going from Fedora 1 in 2003 to Fedora 10 today.

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. :(

5 posted on 06/18/2009 6:03:16 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Fedora can be a bit sketchy, and a bit bloated.. It is Red Hat’s proving ground for future releases of RHEL..


6 posted on 06/18/2009 6:25:41 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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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.

7 posted on 06/18/2009 6:35:27 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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!


8 posted on 06/18/2009 6:44:49 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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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.


9 posted on 06/18/2009 6:52:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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I have not found a clean way to upgrade - in essence it’s always been starting from scratch.

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 I’ve 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.

10 posted on 06/18/2009 6:58:53 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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why not just go with Cent?


11 posted on 06/18/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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Being a personal laptop, with /home thoroughly backed up, I sometimes get impatient to try out the new features. :)


12 posted on 06/18/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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I need to find out what they did to kprinter, or if there is a good alternative. I used to have a very simple script that I used to d booklet printing.

#!/bin/bash
Date=`date +%s`
psbook $1 > deleteme$Date.ps
kprinter 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. :-(

13 posted on 06/18/2009 8:51:11 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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Either of you tried Linux Mint...based on Ubuntu with much more...especially codecs and Mintupdate....?

running rel 7 based on Ubuntu 9.04...32 bit... anxiously waiting on final release of upgrade of Mint 64bit RC1 .

14 posted on 06/18/2009 12:02:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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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.


15 posted on 06/18/2009 12:05:55 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Mint and Ubuntu fit my level of skills much better...

I never felt competent enough to get going with Fedora.


16 posted on 06/18/2009 12:14:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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Love the new Fedora,the SUSE 11.1 is pretty cool too.especially since I finally got wireless working today.


17 posted on 06/18/2009 3:14:26 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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Try installing system-config-printer. Sure, it’s a gnome app, but it ought to at least work.


18 posted on 06/22/2009 6:55:46 AM PDT by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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A little late to the party, but why not a meta distribution.

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.

19 posted on 06/22/2009 4:47:38 PM PDT by Freemeorkillme
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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 ;-)


20 posted on 06/22/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT by Freemeorkillme
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