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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Pot, meet kettle
by rockwell on Sat 17th May 2008 19:24 UTC
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

Funny ... the latest release of a very popular linux distro has many problems reported ... yet folks quickly jump to the defense of the distro.

Microsoft releases an OS with a gazillion more variables ... and they get hammered for 12 months.

Gotta love it.

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RE: Pot, meet kettle
by sbergman27 on Sat 17th May 2008 19:39 in reply to "Pot, meet kettle"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Funny ... the latest release of a very popular linux distro has many problems reported ... yet folks quickly jump to the defense of the distro. Microsoft releases an OS with a gazillion more variables ... and they get hammered for 12 months.

What value, exactly, are you hoping to add to this forum with that post? New Fedora releases have their problems. It has different goals and a different target audience than do Microsoft's OSes. I will be waiting 3 months or so before upgrading my customers to Fedora 9. Of Linux distros, you would have done rather better to pick CentOS, Ubuntu, or Debian releases for comparison. Their goals and target audience also differ, even between each other, so the validity of comparisons would still be limited. But Fedora's goals involve being Free and cutting edge. They do quite well on reliability and quality within those constraints. But you can't just ignore the constraints.

Your post was intended to foster needless conflict, and I am calling you on it.

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RE: Pot, meet kettle
by melkor on Sun 18th May 2008 01:01 in reply to "Pot, meet kettle"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Amen. Funny you got modded down, I wonder why? Your post is factual. It's the sort of modding experience that I've experienced from using osnews for six or 7 years that really grates me. You haven't used bad language (unless Microsoft is a bad word lol), you've stated something that is factual. Because many of the Fedora/Linux lovers™ simply cannot stand the fact that you are factually bagging a Linux distro, they overreact and reach for the modding button. Furthermore, they break the osnews rules by modding you down for a non moddable reason.

Dave

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RE: Pot, meet kettle
by VenomousGecko on Mon 19th May 2008 14:50 in reply to "Pot, meet kettle"
VenomousGecko Member since:
2005-07-06

You have to remember that Fedora 9 has BLEEDING edge software within and is intended as a community supported distribution. For those users that keep this in mind, they should expect a certain amount of bugs, because that is what you get with bleeding edge software (except the installer bug, that is a big one that I personally have experienced). Windows, on the contrary, is not BLEEDING edge and one would expect that it would have a certain level of "bugless-ness" as you would expect a supported distro like RHEL or SLED to have. We need to make sure we are comparing apples to apples.

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