Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:25 UTC, submitted by RJop
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Test 4 is for beta users." Announcement and release notes here. Update: Screenshots.
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fedora lost its "appeal"
by cylent on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:40 UTC
cylent
Member since:
2007-04-26

Maybe its just me but i dont find it (fedora) to be a distro worth the time.
You guys go ahead and try it. :-)

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RE: fedora lost its "appeal"
by Maners on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:54 in reply to "fedora lost its "appeal""
Maners Member since:
2005-07-26

Contrary here. If you want to check the latest and greatest (not necessarily stable) in OSS then Fedora is a great choice. Fedora's purpose is mainly to develop and test drive newest technologies which range from desktop usablity tools for newbies to server tools/services e.g. Directory Server, GFS, new Wifi stack etc. I still find it stable enough to install and configure (mp3, flash, dvd etc) it for all of my friends desktops as a Windwos replacement.

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RE[2]: fedora lost its "appeal"
by miscz on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:11 in reply to "RE: fedora lost its "appeal""
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Most of us IMO just want a working OS. I couldn't care less about edgy Linux distro that just isn't stable enough for desktop or server. I don't want to be a beta (or alpha) tester for Red Hat :/

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shadowhand Member since:
2005-07-06

And if you want the latest and greatest and STABLE in OSS, then use Arch Linux. AND you don't have to struggle in the slightest with mp3, flash, dvd, etc.

I must say the new Fedora look has gone downhill from FC6. I loved the helix logo, but the new balloon/cloud style feels pretty blah.

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RE: fedora lost its "appeal"
by dwave on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:42 in reply to "fedora lost its "appeal""
dwave Member since:
2006-09-19

Yub, it's just you.

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RE: fedora lost its "appeal"
by Jeroenverh on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:50 in reply to "fedora lost its "appeal""
Jeroenverh Member since:
2006-05-21

I would have agreed with you in the past, but I think with this release Fedora will make a comeback. It will be a good competitor for Ubuntu.

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RE[2]: fedora lost its "appeal"
by raver31 on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:35 in reply to "RE: fedora lost its "appeal""
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think it can give Ubuntu a run for its money as it is not DEB based, and imo, the best RPM distro at the minute is Suse.

If Fedora 7 is as good as Suse, it will succeed, as Fedora is not crippled with YAST.

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RE: fedora lost its "appeal"
by jack_perry on Thu 26th Apr 2007 21:25 in reply to "fedora lost its "appeal""
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Fedora 5 at work and Fedora 6 at home. I have no complaints at all. I pound the work computer pretty hard with calculation, and my family uses the computer at home more than I do. They even use the gimp with our digital camera :-)

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RE[2]: fedora lost its "appeal"
by raver31 on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:41 in reply to "RE: fedora lost its "appeal""
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

They even use the gimp with our digital camera :-)

That statement looks very patronising.... unless you have had experiences like that yourself....

My mum bought a Dell about three years ago. It came with XP. She then bought a Panasonic camera. After all her trips out, it was "David, copy the pictures off that camera for me", "David, can I get them on a CD", "Can you email these pictures to your Uncle Sammy" and so on and so forth....

I installed Xubuntu on her machine, showed her f-spot, k3b and evolution. She loves Linux now and evangelises to everyone she knows who has a computer.

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