Skip to comments.Fedora 15 "Lovelock" Has Been Released
Posted on 05/25/2011 7:46:07 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Fedora 15 has just been released! Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distribution shipping with the GNOME 3.0 Shell by default, and as usual, has a host of other Linux innovations.
Some of the other "fun stuff" about Fedora 15 is support for Btrfs as a file-system installation option (without needing any extra parameters or special settings), better crash reporting, higher compression of live images using XZ compression, improved power management, and much more.
I've been running the beta of F15 for a couple of weeks now.
Upon first boot, Gnome 3 did not run, but since I prefer KDE (and XFCE) to Gnome, it didn't bother me. There have been a couple of Gnome updates since then, but I haven't tried it again.
Other than that, F15 has been great--smooth, flawless, and rock solid.
I’m looking forward to my new upgrade, thanks for the info.
I’m on FC14 now - true confession - I’ve never done an upgrade from FC-X to FC-Y. I’ve run FC2, FC6 and now
FC14 but always started fresh each time. I think I’m going to wait another 6 months before upgrading that is until they sunset FC14 at which point I’ll probably jump to FC16.
Arch has been shipping Gnome3 for about 3weeks now.
Didn`t care for Gnome3 when it first came out,still miss the
the lack of maxamize and minumize buttons but other tha that
its very good
My sister is running Fedora and she loves it btw
Hmmmm...been looking for a new distro to upgrade to from Ubuntu 9.10, since they’ve implemented the Unity interface in the latest version. Sounds like a lot of people are unhappy with it.
I do keep /home on a separate partition, though, so I don't lose my data.
This laptop is brand new, though. It came with W7, so I reconfigured the HW RAID to mirror rather than striped, and threw F15 on there. It's been a very rewarding experience, with no issues for me at all.
This time round I have separate partition for /home as well, but - there is a lot of time and effort spent in downloading software and configuring software. I guess I have my yum logs and I could “replay” all the yum installs into a new distro - but still - a working installation is more than just data in /home and what you get out of the box. Even trivial stuff like fonts to more major stuff like server configs and as I said, installed software. I think best to not go through that every 6 months if not necessary. Also maybe this will allow them to work out the gnome3 issues.
I'll probably stay with F15 until EOL, then go to whatever version is newest at the time.
I think they currently plan to EOL every release 12 months after it first comes out - so FC14 has 6 months left to run and FC15 has 12 months to run. 1 year seems about right to me - after that might as well bite the bullet and get back on the leading, if not bleeding, edge!
Don't know why you came to mind. Don't know.
The all-but-required Pulseaudio integration was my major headache over the last couple versions of Ubuntu. Unity was what pushed me out the door to Debian Stable.
So it looks like the reviews are mixed for Gnome3, and the major other advances are in either things like virtualization services, or systemd. I think sitting out this release makes sense for me - I expect Gnome3 will be more stable by the time FC16 comes around.
As I said earlier, I don’t use Gnome, so that’s a non-issue for me. However, I’m quite interested in seeing the capabilities of systemd. So far, it’s seemed that the machine boots up faster, but this is a brand new machine, so I can’t tell if it’s systemd or the machine. :)
Thanks for the ping and the post. Looks like it’s time to download some ISOs for VMware installs to try it out. I’m on F14-64 now. There would have to be something compelling, though for me to change, as this box is solid.
On my last machine, I actually performed a “preupgrade” from F12 to F14. Worked very smoothly. That was the only time I have not done a clean install.