Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2008 21:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat "The Fedora Project attracts a lot of interest from the Linux faithful. While there are perhaps more newbie-friendly, corporate-friendly, or special-interest-focused distributions, Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat. Fedora announced Fedora 9 Beta late last month, and Test Center reviewers replaced the current Fedora 8 install to see what the new version has to offer. Since Fedora 9 (Stirling) is still in beta, occasional bugs and some rough edges were inevitable. But there is a solid indication of the new things to come that makes the stable release, expected May 1, worth watching."
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RE[2]: Belated beta review?
by sledgehammer89 on Sat 12th Apr 2008 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Belated beta review?"
sledgehammer89
Member since:
2006-02-02

> I like blinking cursors

But it hurts your battery a bit (just a little one in the big powersave puzzle)

Edited 2008-04-12 13:14 UTC

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RE[3]: Belated beta review?
by ormandj on Sat 12th Apr 2008 14:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Belated beta review?"
ormandj Member since:
2005-10-09

> But it hurts your battery a bit

I really hope you're kidding. ;)

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RE[4]: Belated beta review?
by zdzichu on Mon 14th Apr 2008 07:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Belated beta review?"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

Hi did not kid. Blinking cursor needs a timer to turn it on and off. Timer wakes sleeping CPU. The more often CPU is waken, the less time it spends in battery conserving low power state.
The more unnecessary timers are disabled, the less power is wasted.

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