Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release." Update: There is an interview up about CodecBuddy's inclusion in Fedora 8 with the two developers behind this feature.
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RE[3]: Good
by RockT on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Good"
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You do not have to enable anything. Ubuntu kills your laptop hd slowly out of the box.

K, sorry but I'm pissed by this behaviour and there is no official fix available.

Edited 2007-11-02 17:09

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RE[4]: Good
by spikeb on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 20:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Good"
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yes there is.

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RE[5]: Good
by de_wizze on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 21:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Good"
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where ?

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RE[4]: Good
by archiesteel on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 22:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Good"
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Ubuntu kills your laptop hd slowly out of the box.

Really? Any source for this?

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RE[4]: Good
by butters on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 22:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Good"
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Well, no. Your laptop vendor slowly kills your hard disk out of the box, and Ubuntu doesn't do anything to stop it. This could very well be a problem on other distributions as well. Windows basically ignores the firmware and sets its own defaults, so the hardware vendors haven't had any incentive to make their defaults reasonable. It's possible that some Linux distros handle this issue better than Ubuntu, but it's not an Ubuntu-specific issue. Any distro that trusts the hardware power management defaults will have the same problem.

I expect Ubuntu and other distros to ship workarounds for this problem, but they should also start bitching and moaning at the OEMs, like their new pal, Dell. It really is their fault, although for practical reasons it's easier for the OS distributors to address the problem for laptops that are already out in the field.

There are a bunch of workarounds. I used this one:

Computers suck. FOSS can make dealing with them a lot more pleasant, but the community cannot ignore whatever they can't fix properly. All developers, especially systems programmers, at some point reach a catharsis about the futility of perfectionism and cease to be surprised or outraged by the inherent suck that surrounds their work. I recommend a good scotch.

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RE[5]: Good
by berzerko on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 02:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Good"
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hey butters, is there a way to check if this bug if affecting my particular laptop?

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