Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core The Fedora team has announced the Fedora 11 beta release. It comes packed with new features, such as Ext4 as the default filesystem, Nouveau driver by default, kernel mode setting on Intel, ATI and Nvidia drivers, many virtualization improvements, IBus input method, GCC 4.4, and much more.
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Comment by jackson
by jackson on Tue 31st Mar 2009 17:59 UTC
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2005-06-29

Personally, I don't think ext4 is quite ready yet and I really don't think Fedora should use that as the default file system.

I really liked Fedora 10's theme but this theme seems pretty boring. I was hoping they were going to go with the 'nautical' reference to Leonidas (the HMS Leonidas). The wallpaper in those screenshots is very, very generic-looking. Granted, themes and wallpapers can be changed but Fedora has done such a great job in the past of creating a unique and cool look that this one, so far, is a letdown.

Still, Fedora is pretty darn awesome and I look forward to checking out the beta.

Edited 2009-03-31 18:01 UTC

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RE: Comment by jackson
by Rahul on Tue 31st Mar 2009 18:10 in reply to "Comment by jackson"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

The theme will be changed before the general release. This was just for the beta to get more feedback going. The new design preview can be seen at

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2009-March/msg00179....

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RE[2]: Comment by jackson
by jackson on Tue 31st Mar 2009 18:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by jackson"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

Ah, thanks Rahul. I do like that lion theme and based on that thread, it seems likely that it will be the default, which would be cool. Hopefully the GTK colors (especially the blue) will be toned down a bit to match the darker blue in that lion wallpaper.

Overall, though, it's definitely an improvement over the current.

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RE: Comment by jackson
by Finalzone on Tue 31st Mar 2009 18:18 in reply to "Comment by jackson"
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2005-07-06

...removed post, Rahul already addressed artwork related message.

Edited 2009-03-31 18:21 UTC

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