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Fedora 10 Released 211

ekimd writes "Fedora 10, aka 'Cambridge,' was released today. Some of the major features include: 'wireless connection sharing enables ad hoc network sharing, better setup and use of printers through improved management tools, virtualization storage provisioning for local and remote connections now simplified, SecTool is a new security audit and intrusion detection system.' Versions of major software include: Gnome 2.24, Eclipse 3.4 and RPM 4.6. A features list can be found here." Reader Nate2 suggests LinuxFormat's detailed look at the new release, and adds a few more details about the software it contains: the release includes "a new graphical boot-up sequence, 3, many improvements to sound support via PulseAudio and other updates."
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Fedora 10 Released

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  • by ACK!! ( 10229 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @11:36AM (#25886527) Journal
    The improved sound support is welcome. I just feel that my previous experience with yum was that it was clunky on older hardware and a bit slow next to Synaptic and apt-get on the same machine. Slicking up the interfaces is nice and the inclusion of OpenOffice 3 is very cool though. Good luck Fedora maybe I will try them out instead of Ubuntu next time I decide to upgrade my OS.
  • The big question is. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by LWATCDR ( 28044 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @11:39AM (#25886579) Homepage Journal

    Does it come with easy access to the "restricted" repositories?
    That is the thing that makes Ubuntu so easy. You just take a check mark off the evil restricted repositories and you can download all those evil codecs that let you play video on your Linux box.
    Oh and those evil closed source video drivers as well.

  • Warning: I is a n00b (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @11:39AM (#25886585)

    I remember having fun installing Fedora 9 on my PS3. I'd never used linux before (I know, I know, I'll hand in my geek card at the next meeting...) and I figured it'd be more interesting to get a distro NOT designed for the PS3 to run properly than one that was (Such as YDL).

    But for those "in the know", would this distro feature any changes/improvements with regards to the PS3? Or is it still "unofficially" supported and thus will be about the same?

  • by gzipped_tar ( 1151931 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @11:40AM (#25886593) Journal

    RPM 4.6 is an RC, not a stable release. I have to say it's a somewhat bold move. RPM is the heart of the distro. It is even more important than the kernel.

    As a Fedora supporter I for one welcome the move.

    Now cue the RPM haters.

  • Distro comparison? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tjstork ( 137384 ) <todd DOT bandrowsky AT gmail DOT com> on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @12:01PM (#25886889) Homepage Journal

    Is there a web site that compares distros? I look at the release list for FC10 and I don't see much compared to how Ubuntu is, but there is a lot of techy stuff under the hood also on that list that causes me to wonder what is good "inside" of Ubuntu, versus FC10.

  • by Random BedHead Ed ( 602081 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @12:23PM (#25887229) Homepage Journal

    I expect this one will be better still. (No I don't work for Red Hat.)

    As a Fedora user perhaps you (and your many cohorts in the community who are reading this) can offer some input.

    I used to use Red Hat and Fedora in olden times. I got to know them really well (I'm even an RHCE). But when FC2 came out it really bothered me. While FC1 was basically an evolution of Red Hat 9, FC2 was way too experimental to be an everyday business or personal OS, and it revealed what Red Hat was going to do with its free OS: turn me into a guniea pig. It was the first Fedora to sport the 2.6 kernel, which was pretty neat, but I found it to be unstable. The next couple releases did nothing to restore my confidence, and I've been a very happy Kubuntu user ever since.

    Until now. Kubuntu has always been a slightly shoddy implementation of KDE, but the KDE 4.1 that comes with Intrepid Ibex (Kubuntu 8.10) is really getting on my nerves. It's sluggish - the Desktop takes about a minute to load, even when I turn off's composite effects. And it feels incomplete. Even though I've switched to double-click in KDE, the file selection windows (like the one in which I select an image for my Desktop wallpaper) interpret single-clicks as full selections and promptly close the windows, so I can't preview my wallpaper selection in the right pane. When I installed Gnome, KDE started loading the Gnome network management utility to manage my wireless connection, even though KDE's is also open in the panel right next to it. so I've been using Gnome for the last few days.

    I absolutely love KDE 4.1's desktop, panel and other Plasma elements, but I can't stand the experience overall, and while I'm open to the idea that it could be due to issues with KDE 4.1 rather than Kubuntu ... well, when I saw this announcement for Fedora 10 it got me thinking. So how about it? Am I being unfair and blaming KDE 4.1 issues on my distro? Do any KDE users recommend this distro for KDE over others? Has Fedora improved as much as I've heard it has? Has anyone used both Kubuntu and Fedora/KDE, and thus be able to provide a comparison? Because I'm in a serious distro switchin' mood.

  • by foo fighter ( 151863 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @12:55PM (#25887691) Homepage

    Why should I use this new Fedora instead of Ubuntu or OS X or FreeBSD, etc.?

    What a shitty summary (par for the course, I know, I know).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @01:17PM (#25887955)

    It's been my experience that Fedora really started getting good around Fedora 6, and the improvements have appeared to only continue from there.

  • by messner_007 ( 1042060 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @01:22PM (#25888013)

    I am using Fedora from the first version on ...

    I have a server, that still runs Fedora core 1:

    [messner@Server messner]$ cat /etc/*-release
    Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
    Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
    [messner@Server messner]$ date
    Tue Nov 25 18:16:34 CET 2008

    I will shut it down this month .... now it can go to rest ....

    Sometimes Fedora wasn't so polished as it should be, the first versions were very problematic, documentation and community were scarce ... sometimes it was hardly usable for me, because I am not an expert.

    But it got better and better with each release. Number 9 was excellent, first class ... I think number 7 was the first one, that really rocked, but No. 9 rocks ...

    I am downloading number 10 now. I know it will be good. It is getting better and better with each release.

  • by pembo13 ( 770295 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @01:52PM (#25888581) Homepage
    I just don't get this level of hate against yum. It's approaching ridiculous levels now.
  • by MBGMorden ( 803437 ) on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @02:57PM (#25889521)

    My Linux based email server is currently sitting at 55 days uptime. Before that, it was up for over a year without a reboot. Only reason I rebooted it 55 days ago was to physically move it from one building to another.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 25, 2008 @06:37PM (#25892711)

    I know it causes WinXp32 to have issues with connecting to the internet after that point is reached. It shows as connected but cannot pull data through the modem until a restart.

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