Linked by David Adams on Sat 17th May 2008 03:27 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat The Fedora team has clearly spent a lot of time trying to refine some of the smaller, but perhaps more common user interface elements in some thoughtful ways. Take, for instance, the new setting that allows you to manage power settings from the login screen. It's a small tweak but it makes shutting down simple. There's no need to login when you wake from hibernate - just shut down straight from the login screen. Similar attention to these basics can be found throughout the new release.
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Milage varies i guess
by Bitterman on Sat 17th May 2008 07:02 UTC
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I dont understand. I've been using this since alpha and never see total crash issues. I've seen plenty of bugs but I can't honestly say i remember the last time i've had a system lockup or x crash or anything like that on a system level. Closest thing was during alpha the calculator would lock up but the update was in the next day i guess it was a typo or something uncomplicated.

Its a shame how much experience can vary from system to system. I tend to buy mainline hardware maybe thats why i tend to not have issues. There is a bug with the mousepad im experience but no major stability issues.

Since everyone seems to be complaining i figured id chime in and say not everyone is disappointed with the stability. rpm fusion or rpm deltas would be nice but i guess it didn't get enough attention from people who wanted to put in work on it.

Appaerntly fedora isn't for everyone. too bad cause id like to see it get more testers seeing as how its 100% dedicated to free software.

Please report your bugs instead of just posting them on message boards so these things aren't reoccurring also so we know you're not full of it =)

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RE: Milage varies i guess
by gpierce on Sun 18th May 2008 16:13 in reply to "Milage varies i guess"
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This blaming the user business is getting a little irritating. Reporting your problems does not get you a solution in the near term, and if the problem is a critical one with the installer, then you pretty much have to wait until the next release--6 months later--to get it solved. This is not necessarily different from proprietary software, but it is no better either.

There was a regression in Fedora's installer--F7 or F8--I can not recall. At any rate I simply could not create one logical volume or even a raid partition of several physical disks. It worked in RHEL but not the then more recent Fedora release. By the next Fedora release, problem solved, but there were no updated installer releases to fix the problem.

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RE[2]: Milage varies i guess
by apoclypse on Mon 19th May 2008 02:11 in reply to "RE: Milage varies i guess"
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Yep. When F8 came out I tried using F7 and got the same exact error. When I tried F9 pre-release version it was the same thing so I gave up. I consider myself an Ubuntu user, but like to keep an eye on other distros just to see what they are doing. I complained about the issue on Fedora's forum but got no solution and no help. I did some google searches and found some suggestions on an ubuntu forum that had some Fedora posts, but that did not work. I never had so many issues installing a distro, even as far back as Fedora Core 1, I've been able to install it on my machine without issues. The only time I had issues was with Mandrake (when it was called that) and a striped array I had that worked once I turned RAID off. I personally find it unacceptable for such a huge regression.

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