Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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Rahul
Member since:
2005-07-06

The beta Xorg story is mostly a myth. Fedora 9 included 1.499 instead of 1.5 and that doesn't really make much of a difference at all. Refer

http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2008-May/msg00854.htm...

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rklrkl Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, but the X.org server that was initially shipped with Fedora 9 *was* a beta release - claiming it's a "myth" is just completely ridiculous! Secondly, ATI does *not* support beta X.org servers, so they didn't have a driver for it until shortly after the X.org 1.5 server was released. Heck, even now, the livna.org repo still doesn't have the fglrx drivers for F9!! This is a messup of gigantic proportions and Fedora make a huge mistake picking a bleeding-edge X server that has no (decent performance) 3D driver support for Fedora 9.

This is exactly why I'm still on Fedora 8 and am keeping my fingers crossed that Fedora 10 won't have more crazy "broken" stuff that Fedora 9 had...

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Sorry, but the X.org server that was initially shipped with Fedora 9 *was* a beta release - claiming it's a "myth" is just completely ridiculous! Secondly, ATI does *not* support beta X.org servers, so they didn't have a driver for it until shortly after the X.org 1.5 server was released. Heck, even now, the livna.org repo still doesn't have the fglrx drivers for F9!! This is a messup of gigantic proportions and Fedora make a huge mistake picking a bleeding-edge X server that has no (decent performance) 3D driver support for Fedora 9.


It's not a "messup", it's what Fedora is all about. The project does not care about non-free drivers and stuff like that, if this or that blob will work or not with this or that upgrade.
Not because it wants to piss you or others off but because it's about 100% free software. The Fedora base will end up being RHEL, which will run without blobs anyway.
Different purpose, different audience.

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