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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Fedora works fine
by RHCE07 on Sat 17th May 2008 23:51 UTC
RHCE07
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2007-12-08

Fedora is the 'test bed' for the Next Red Hat Enterprise Linux release, I find it amazing how people can trash Fedora yet they have never installed it, used it or done anything with it.

Stop blaming a test release for the worlds problems, I have been running Fedora since the first release and it has always worked fine for me. The support from the community is great and I have NO Windows OS'es on any of my work machines, workstation, laptop or home machines. I can do all of my work using the 'free software' and have no viruses, no spyware, no problems with rougue programs running.

Until people actually use Fedora or for that matter any Linux distro how can you make comments comparing it to a Windows OS. All I know is it WORKS, and it does not cost me anything. PLUS, it pays my bills since I am a RHCE and I administer RHEL Servers...

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RE: Fedora works fine
by Rahul on Sun 18th May 2008 02:16 in reply to "Fedora works fine"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Fedora is undeniably upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux but also powers OLPC systems, Creative Commons Live Content DVD's, most of the wikipedia servers, several NASA systems, http://kernel.org and so on. It is also the primary OS that Linus Torvalds uses and has turned out to a lot more than just the base of one distribution.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview

I think that is only going to be more evident over time.

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RE: Fedora works fine
by stefan1975 on Mon 19th May 2008 13:05 in reply to "Fedora works fine"
stefan1975 Member since:
2007-07-06

actually fedora isn't the "test bed" for RHEL, it is a stable community developed distro sponsored by redhat from which certain new developments will be implemented in a future RHEL release.

So it certainly is not a test release. It is a distribution in it's own right with stable releases every six months, placing it somewhere in between a rolling release system and regular distros which do not do package upgrades during a release cycle.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraMyths

stefan

Edited 2008-05-19 13:07 UTC

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