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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Using the Live-Disk installer
by RHCE07 on Sun 18th May 2008 21:16 UTC
RHCE07
Member since:
2007-12-08

I have found the Live-Disk install to work perfectly with custom drive setup, I use LVM and it is has a lot more functionality than just plain partitioning (old school methods).

I have found once you learn or grasp the LVM concepts it is really cool. It has a learning curve associated with it, I finally have wrapped my mind around it and abandoned all of the old partitions in favor of LVM, plus you can encrypt the HD in Fedora 9 very useful this day and age.

It gets better and better, sometimes change is difficult however with time you begin to adjust. Plus Fedora 9 uses Upstart the boot-up time is fast, specifically on a laptop!

As with any Linux Distro sometimes you have to step away from the 'overall' view and understand what you are trying to do. I have had to on several occasions, plus use the community resources, I have helped and received help from users. The SECRET to the entire Open-Source model is someone always knows a better method, tip or technique to achieve the desired results.

If something is not well suited for the distro, it will be changed/removed or a new solution will be implemented. That is what makes it so fascinating, the ability to adapt and do so rather quickly!

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stefan1975 Member since:
2007-07-06

LVM is only useful in a system with more then one disk imho. on a laptop for example with just one fixed disk it has little to no extra value over a clasically partitioned disk, nor do seperating the partitions other then /home make a difference in the disk setup.

stefan

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stefan1975 Member since:
2007-07-06

Upstart in fedora 9 has no impact whatsoever to the boot time. Upstart is implemented in emulation only mode for F9 meaning that upstart will just run the "old" SYS V init scripts, without any performance gain whatsoever. This is done to get the framework in place and for F10 and later gradually start changing the init scripts from SystemV to upstart scripts.

that being said F9 does boot faster then F8 (how could it not?) but it has more to do with optimizing the current scripts and the implementation of xorg-server 1.4.999 which starts X a lot faster but nothing at all with upstart, neither on desktops nor laptops.

stefan

Edited 2008-05-19 13:08 UTC

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