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Fedora 12 Beta Released 236

AdamWill writes "The Fedora project has announced the release of Fedora 12 Beta, which is available here. This will be the final pre-release before the final release in November. New features of Fedora 12 highlighted in the announcement include substantial improvements and fixes to the major graphics drivers, including experimental 3D acceleration support for AMD Radeon r600+-based adapters; improved mobile broadband support and new Bluetooth PAN tethering support in NetworkManager; improved performance in the 32-bit releases; significant fixes and improvements to audio support, including easy Bluetooth audio support; initial implementation of completely open source Broadcom wireless networking via the openfwwf project; significant improvements to the Fedora virtualization stack; and easy access to the Moblin desktop environment and a preview of the new GNOME Shell interface for GNOME. Further details on the major new features of Fedora 12 can be found in the release announcement and feature list. Known issues are documented in the common bugs page."
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Fedora 12 Beta Released

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  • Re:Fedora (Score:5, Funny)

    by Stupendoussteve ( 891822 ) on Wednesday October 21, 2009 @03:15PM (#29827175)

    Theory: Every time I try to install the same broken package, it fails! I've tried hundreds of times!

  • Re:Fedora (Score:3, Funny)

    by apoc.famine ( 621563 ) <apoc,famine&gmail,com> on Wednesday October 21, 2009 @08:01PM (#29830421) Journal

    Hahahahahahah.....I was about to mod you down, but that's FUCKING PRICELESS!
    You tried to install Apache....on a server...which wasn't connected to the internet......
    I once tried to turn on a light which wasn't plugged in, and that didn't work either.....
    Seriously, if you suck that badly at trolling, don't troll. It makes you look dumb. Stick to setting up your servers in your cave - you'll be far more successful in that endeavor.

  • by dAzED1 ( 33635 ) on Wednesday October 21, 2009 @08:54PM (#29830817) Journal

    ok, your comment stays unmodded, and mine gets modded as troll? []

    First, Obama wasn't a change for the sake of change - there was an election. You had to either choose someone, or not choose someone. You couldn't maintain status-quo by simply not showing up. So, considering a change of some sort was going to happen, you had to choose which sort of change you wanted. But just as the problems weren't caused by Bush, they also certainly weren't caused by Obama either. The american political system is much bigger than that, and hides well the fact that people like the speaker of the house is, in many ways, more powerful than the president.

    Further along that same vein though - you also do need to "change" your desktop every so often (more often than you are forced to change the president). Within months you at the very least need to do patches. I started with Slackware back in...whatever the hell year that was mid-90s. I've been through many distros since then. You change based on what your needs are, you change to become experienced in the alternatives, and you change because we're an adapting, growing world.

    I gave up on Ubuntu some time back because it took tasks I always found to be easy (changing xconfig, for instance) and made them difficult - by burying extra configs and such in various places. An upgrade one day and suddenly selinux is enabled on my home desktop (overkill imo) and most of my crap stopped working. Etc, etc, until I just got rid of it and went back to gentoo - which of course, by now, I've dropped.

    But guess what? with the backing from IBM, with more and more people signing on to it - you need to learn it. Or at least, use Debian. There are some fundamental differences between Debian and distros like Fedora/RedHat - and if you don't know them, you'll be at a loss when faced with them.

    If your career doesn't put you in jeopardy of that (ie, you're not in IT, research, banking, or engineering) then...stick with whatever does what you currently need to do. Watching trends and planning for the future isn't a worthless task however. Anyone who has watched Shuttleworth's efforts and not seen how successful they'd be wasn't paying attention, and as such people who need to be versatile have at least, by now, familiarized themselves with the Debian distro (if they weren't already familiar with it). Ubuntu had a HUGE grassroots thing going for a long while, and did a great job of converting those efforts to a viable corporate option while not leaving their initial fans out to dry. I commend Mark for the great job he did there. Doesn't mean I like Ubuntu - I'd rather run off a livedvd from various other groups than use Ubuntu. But it's got undeniable appeal, and isn't something that is "change just to change"

  • Re:Fedora (Score:3, Funny)

    by crhylove ( 205956 ) <> on Thursday October 22, 2009 @01:29AM (#29832123) Homepage Journal

    I disagree. There are plenty of easy to use distros out that replace windows in every way. Linux Mint is a favorite of mine. I install it on Grandma's Machine with Open Office, show her how to export .pdf, and never get another phone call.

    Windows is for teen age boys who want to get viruses and the latest game.

    Mac is for people with too much money, and too fancy of a haircut.

"An organization dries up if you don't challenge it with growth." -- Mark Shepherd, former President and CEO of Texas Instruments