Linked by AdamW on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 16 Alpha is released today, featuring GNOME 3.1.4 with a unified input indicator for keyboard layouts and input methods, KDE 4.7, GRUB 2 on new installations (with GPT disk labels) and several other major changes. You can download it now. Remember to read the important information in the release notes and common bugs page.
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F15 and F16
by Jason Bourne on Wed 24th Aug 2011 20:08 UTC
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I tried F16 last night and it would crash on me right after login. The workaround was to create a new user with password and login with that.

Well, now what do I do with this GNOME Shell... nothing has changed, or nothing changed has been actually put on this release, as far as "in your face" is concerned.

The issue about rendering, as far as I remember is that Fedora didn't use a bytecode that Ubuntu was using because patents, and now that code has got its patent expired. So I'm not sure if they're using or not. What I can tell is that Cantrell is a bad choice for a font. Replacing it for Android Sans, the looks get much better, not ideal though. I'm a fan of Ubuntu font. Unfortunately, this is the last Ubuntu version I will be using (11.04).

F15 shouldn't have deployed GNOME Shell so early. Perhaps in 2 years. But that is Red Hat Linux, isn't it. Unity, well I will never use it at all...

I feel so orphaned by these distros...

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RE: F15 and F16
by fretinator on Wed 24th Aug 2011 20:39 in reply to "F15 and F16"
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I think you will find Linux Mint to be just right for you. Give it a shot. I also abandoned Unity and Gnome 3.

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RE[2]: F15 and F16
by Jason Bourne on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:35 in reply to "RE: F15 and F16"
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I think there's something wrong with Mint. It doesn't come with any cool theme. It's all green and grey. The wallpapers, all green themed. I think this is kinda annoying. The radical way. Not to mention that it inherits Ubuntu desktop bugs, or better GNOME 2 desktop bugs, like renaming a file in Nautilus in listview mode (it selects and renames the extension too).

Maybe next Mint release things will change. Perhaps someone will make the GNOME 3 fallback better and try to approach as many as features GNOME 2 had, without the bugs as well. XFCE looks like 1980... KDE is usable, but well, not really nice when you can't get it to fly on a decent graphics performance!

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RE: F15 and F16
by zlynx on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:37 in reply to "F15 and F16"
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Yep. Price you pay for using a cutting edge distro.

You could be using CentOS 6 or Scientific Linux for a Fedora-like but stable system. They're really not bad.

I also have a fondness for Gentoo Linux, but that may be more work than you want to take on.

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