Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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Fedora 12 is good!
by jokinin on Tue 17th Nov 2009 21:45 UTC
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I was running Fedora 10 and upgraded to 11. But i wanted to try ext4 and installed Fedora 12 from scratch this afternoon.
Well, time to install is reduced to about 15 mins on an Athlon X2 5200+, 2GB DDR2 and 160GB SATA2 HDD, which is about 10 to 15 mins less than previous versions, very nice!
Also, startup times has been decreased to about 30s to desktop, and shutup to about 5 secs, very nice also.
Hardware detection is rather good, with the exception of not being able to activate desktop effects on a nvidia integrated graphics. I will try to add rpmfusion repository and install drivers tomorrow.
Last thing to polish the installation is adding some multimedia codecs, which i hope i can install from rpmfusion, too.
Last thing will be flash player, a subject on which i must investigate because last time i tried i had to try a 64 beta of version 10 on my x86_64 kernel of Fedora.
I have noticed that updating Fedora is rather faster than it used to :yum in older versions of Fedora were painful compared to delta rpms and yum included in last version.
Adding up, i'd give it a 9 out of 10, very good/excellent.

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RE: Fedora 12 is good!
by 10wattmindtrip on Wed 18th Nov 2009 09:44 in reply to "Fedora 12 is good!"
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I'm afraid desktop effects may have to wait awhile with this release. Due to something that NVidia did with the drivers where it kills usability with KDE users the Fedora 12 team decided to leave them out.

At least, that's what it says on their common F12 bugs page.

If you're okay with the open source driver, then by all means have a blast. It's a really great release otherwise.

edit: spelling

Edited 2009-11-18 09:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Fedora 12 is good!
by Rahul on Wed 18th Nov 2009 12:37 in reply to "RE: Fedora 12 is good!"
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Common bugs page talks about an issue with the proprietary Nvidia driver. Details at

Fedora will not ever ship any proprietary kernel drivers. However it is available in the updates-testing repository in RPM Fusion repository if you want to use it. Details at

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RE[2]: Fedora 12 is good!
by bosco_bearbank on Wed 18th Nov 2009 17:13 in reply to "RE: Fedora 12 is good!"
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There's always GNOME. On the other hand, GNOME isn't everyone's cup of tea. I'm using compiz with the nvidia driver, and desktop effects seem to be working just fine.

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