Linked by Rahul on Tue 28th Apr 2009 14:49 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 11 Preview Release has been announced with a large number of new features, even more so than previous general releases. This includes Presto (delta RPM updates reducing bandwidth usage over 80% typically), automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit, Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards (3D support is not mature and disabled however), simplified Anaconda text mode installation and minimal installation support, automatic Bug Reporting tool, native access to Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange, Firefox 3.1 and ThunderBird 3.0, Windows Cross Compiler (MinGW and a comprehensive set of cross compiled libraries), Ext4 as the default filesystem, experimental support for the next generation Btrfs filesystem, improved I18N with the switch to IBus input system by default, much improved Kernel Mode Support, many virtualization and security improvements, RPM 4.7, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, Linux Kernel 2.6.29, Python 2.6. GCC 4.4 and several other changes.
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Been waiting...
by cmost on Wed 29th Apr 2009 01:57 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I've been waiting for Fedora's latest release; version 11, for some time. It's been awhile since I used Fedora and I'm ready to give the upcoming Fedora 11 a serious look. I've been burned recently by Debian Sid (Debian being my longtime favorite distribution.) The recently released Ubuntu 9.04 has also been disappointing, containing a few serious bugs that prevent me from using it day to day. Otherwise, it's a very good OS from my few weeks using it to date. I like cutting edge, but I also like a degree of spit and polish. I think the new Fedora 11 might just deliver.

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RE: Been waiting...
by Tuishimi on Wed 29th Apr 2009 02:40 in reply to "Been waiting..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

How, if I may ask, where you burned by Debian? It is usually only released after a long period of testing and is frequently behind other distros when it comes to major software versions.

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