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Fedora 8 Released 194

Cat in the Hat writes "Fedora 8 has been officially released. Ars Technica has a run-down of what's new in Fedora 8, including the PulseAudio sound daemon, Nodoka visual style, and a new authentication system. 'Another major change in Fedora 8 is the new PolicyKit authentication system that makes authority escalation more secure. Instead of providing root access to an entire program when it needs higher privileges, PolicyKit makes it possible to isolate individual operations that require higher privileges and put them into system services that can be accessed through D-Bus. Another advantage of PolicyKit is that it will give administrators more control over which users and programs have access to individual operations that use escalated privileges.'"
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Fedora 8 Released

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  • Another one? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by calebt3 ( 1098475 ) on Thursday November 08, 2007 @07:26PM (#21288699)
    Two distros so released so close to one another? You'd almost think that they were working toge...
    Oh. They are, aren't they? ;)
  • Re:Back on Track (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 08, 2007 @07:51PM (#21288943)
    Wait, seriously?!

    RC means Release Candidate. In most sane systems, this means that it's the build they intend to be the final build. It's first build with all the debugging flags turned off, which is what differentiates it from a beta.

    Once a Release Candidate has few enough bugs left open against it, then it becomes the final build. In a sane system, there is no difference between the final release and the release candidate immediately before it.

    Otherwise it's not really a release candidate, it's a beta.
  • by The Cisco Kid ( 31490 ) on Thursday November 08, 2007 @08:39PM (#21289335)
    You are blaming Fedora for something that isnt their fault.

    1. DeVD's - RH is US-based. It would be illegal for them to include DeCSS libraries. You can get them from atrpms. Other US-based distributions arent going to have it either.

    2. nvidia - actually nvidia is at fault here, they should either release specs or source for their drivers, so that they can be supported properly by Xorg. (As many other video card chipsets are) And as before, you can still add these yourself, either from atrpms or directly from nvidia.
  • by Burz ( 138833 ) on Thursday November 08, 2007 @08:52PM (#21289439) Homepage Journal
    This is getting ridiculous.

    And Linux audio STILL has a problem with blocking IO! So now I get to have networked audio in a few PulseAudio-aware apps, while my softphone won't ring and my calendar alarm is mute because some web page in the background uses Flash.

  • by pizzach ( 1011925 ) <> on Thursday November 08, 2007 @09:00PM (#21289525) Homepage
    I assume you are talking about some programs using OSS, which actually has little to do with PulseAudio. With Linux boxes you are generally best off searching out at least Alsa when possible. just about as bad as esd.
  • by Pros_n_Cons ( 535669 ) on Thursday November 08, 2007 @09:52PM (#21289851)
    not enough reasons to move
    did you read the notes? []
    as someone else wrote
    * custom spins
    * fedora 8 on a usb key
    * pulseaudio
    * codecbuddy
    * yum improvements (yes it's fast)
    * packagemanagement improvements (change repos and more)
    * gui for firewall
    * online desktop
    * the whole website and associated projects
    * Network Manager suppose to have seamless capabilities
    * New Syslog demon
    * seamless bluetooth integration and laptop improvments
    I can go on. I'm very excited about this release you kidding?

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