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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first reaction after 24 hrs.
by buff on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 12:55 UTC
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2005-11-12

My torrent finally downloaded and I installed RC 3. The install went smoothly. I did a clean install but left my home directory unformated. I selected Fluxbox, Xfce as additional window managers. I clicked next, next and let it install. I rebooted into Fluxbox and all my Gnome applications were working smoothly. I opened up a shell and typed in 'yum install gftp seamonkey pan' to get a couple applications I didn't add during install. They all loaded correctly. I fired up Seamonkey and browsed the web. I exited Fluxbox and logged into Xfce. I ran totem and attempted to play an mp3. CodecBuddy appeared and I clicked the Fluendo free codec. Totem played the mp3. I played some internet music using Flash on a web site and then blended the volumes together using Pulseaudio's volume control. Amazingly slick distro so far. Newbies will love the GUI for adding in codecs. My first impression is that it installed more easily than Fedora 7 and it is faster to load and more stable. I haven't run into any bugs yet. I have openoffice set to using the new IcedTea Java build. I left my torrent running so grab it before Comcast cuts me off. ;-)

Edited 2007-11-03 12:57

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