Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Apr 2006 13:42 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
SuSE, openSUSE "I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard' RC3. We have fixed the majority of bugs from RC3 and look forward to the goldmaster - if testing does not show serious problems." Okay, I will try not to mention the lack or release information this time.
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RE: Factory
by rklrkl on Fri 28th Apr 2006 20:10 UTC in reply to "Factory"
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> Fedora has a 6 month release cycle.

There's only one Fedora release (FC3) that actually managed to appear 6 months or less after the previous release. The last 2 Fedora releases have actually been 7 and 9 months apart respectively. FC6 is the first version since FC3 that's currently scheduled to follow their 6 month release cycle policy (but that may slip).

What I think FC6 needs is the "bling" 3D desktop goodies (AIGLX or whatever) stabilised on all major graphics cards (ATI, Nvidia and Intel) so that they have a solid release just before Vista appears. Show Joe Sixpack the eye candy on that 3D desktop via a live CD or DVD on their *current* PC and they might just drool enough consider switching (which in many cases seems to involve some hardware upgrade to run Vista).

Until most major OEMs pre-install Linux (which doesn't look to be happening real soon now), pointless eye candy might indeed be one of the potent weapons to persuade the general public to switch.

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