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Fedora Core The Beta release of Fedora 13 (codename "Goddard") blasts off today, true to its namesake, scientist and liquid-fueled rocketry pioneer Robert Hutchings Goddard. The Fedora 13 Beta release gives an early peek at free and open source technologies that reach new heights of functionality and usability. The Beta milestone is when the Fedora Project encourages users, developers, and administrators of all types to download and try out the release early. While generally the Beta is reasonably stable, this is the time for users to exercise their favorite parts of the system and report any lingering bugs before the final release.
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RE: Comment by Beket_
by HangLoose on Thu 15th Apr 2010 07:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Beket_"
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

I am not a Fedora fan either, but I gave it a try since I wanted a desktop with KDE 4.4, also using Kubuntu and... both suck.

I would like to use openSUSE but I am very afraid of YaST. Sometimes I still have nightmares.

Meanwhile I am sticking with Ubuntu...

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RE[2]: Comment by Beket_
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 15th Apr 2010 14:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by Beket_"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'll grant you kubuntu's suckatude. What did you find unpleasant about fedra's kde 4.4 desktop?

Anything specific, or just stability problems? ( if you were using the fedora kde testing repo, I completely understand, but its gotten better. )

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RE[3]: Comment by Beket_
by rebel787 on Thu 15th Apr 2010 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Beket_"
rebel787 Member since:
2007-01-13

It's at Beta stage. Let's not forget that lil' detail.
Hmmm and KDE4something is also almost out of beta but still beta.

I would like to see Fedora's gui team come up with a different style for KDE4.

Remember that everything is a plasmoid. We should see more interesting themes. But what we have is KDE3 look-a-like desktop. Back in the day, Enlightenment on my old K6-2 was a lot more interesting.

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RE[3]: Comment by Beket_
by HangLoose on Fri 16th Apr 2010 10:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Beket_"
HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

More or less the same problems that afflict Kubuntu, but I will mention the ones ,that I can remember, from Fedora:

-Inconsistent UI: Some kind of black stripe over the taskbar (might be kde's fault), problems with Akonadi.

-Installation didnt go smooth
--Tried using unetbootin went miserably wrong until I did many searches and found the problem
--Didnt recognize other partitions. Messed up my MBR. On the process of restoring it I messed up also the Fedora partition. Thankfully I still remembered few commands from GRUB terminal.
--Updated kernel does not appear in the list of GRUB, manually edition is needed.

-Weird reboot freeze. Cant say much since I have not had much time to play with and to find out what the heck is causing but on the same machine I also use Ubuntu.


So maybe its the price I pay for using the "bleding edge of technology" as many like to point out but still I tried Fedora 12, gnome spin as well, and didnt have same things going on.

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RE[2]: Comment by Beket_
by linux-it on Fri 16th Apr 2010 20:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Beket_"
linux-it Member since:
2006-07-13

nightmares for YaST?

All those 'it tocuhes my config' stuff is generally overrated and the real problems even can be switched off.

YaST is a cool tool compared to fedora (although that's a matter of taste)

Nobody will stop you from testing it in a virtual machine
like I do all the time.

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