Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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Post-Install
by jackson on Tue 9th Jun 2009 13:07 UTC
jackson
Member since:
2005-06-29

After install:

(1) yum install yum-fastestmirror so yum will automagically find my fastest mirror :-)
(2) yum install yum-presto to enable DeltaRPM (binary diffs) which will reduce my download bandwidth by 70-90%
(3) Profit!

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RE: Post-Install
by TusharG on Thu 11th Jun 2009 09:37 in reply to "Post-Install"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

I have kept Fedora at bay after I started using Ubuntu 6.06. My last Fedora was FC5. However I'm willing to try again and again. I only need a help in better yum support after the basic installation.

Yum is too slow, and lacks packages by default. I need a guide that can point me to add more yum repos and build the repo to support various packages like - icewm, xfce, banshee, acrobat, gaim, vlc, mplayer, gnomad2, picard, astrix etc....

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RE[2]: Post-Install
by jokinin on Thu 11th Jun 2009 11:52 in reply to "RE: Post-Install"
jokinin Member since:
2005-11-07

If you haven't used Fedora since Core 5, you would be surprised how much faster is yum now. Maybe it isn't so fast as apt, but almost.
You should know, that all extra media codecs, and stuff, is in just one repository called rpmfusion. Yo go there, install one package (plenty of instructions there), and you'll have access to all that stuff you want to install after Fedora.
Good luck ;)

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RE[2]: Post-Install
by Rahul on Thu 11th Jun 2009 11:54 in reply to "RE: Post-Install"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

You might interested in

http://www.osnews.com/story/21652/Yum_It_s_Starting_to_Get_Tasty

The speed of yum in Fedora Core 5 and Fedora 11 is very much different. It doesn't make sense to talk about yum lacking packages. Yum is merely a tool that downloads packages from the repository. In the case of Fedora, all of packages you mention is either in Fedora itself or in http://rpmfusion.org

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html

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