Fedora 11 – Review

May 16, 2009

Hello Folks!

Sorry for the lack of posts, been rather busy recently 😮

So tonight, I can’t sleep it’s 5am, and you know what came to mind.. I said to my self “I know, I’ll go write a review of Fedora 11!”

I’ve been following FC11 since it’s early stages (When it first turned into FC11)

So, a couple of days ago, repo’s switched off Rawhide, and switched to the normal updates, and base repository’s, you know what that means? It’s considered stable, or rather RC stage. Which most likely, how it is now, is how it will go out to the public on release day. Which is in 10 days I believe.

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64-bit OS is not a problem now.

May 10, 2009

Hello folks!

Ok, I’ve seen plenty of people with 64-bit CPU’s. And 32-bit OS’s installed.

So, I’ve decided, to answer some common questions, and common believes. And as to why, not to think “oh 64, it’s not going to have what I need”.

Note: Talking about x86_64 Linux, not Windoze.

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Virtualization – Fedora 11

May 8, 2009

Hello Folks!

Ok, so apparently, virtualization had a test day yesterday for Fedora 11. Good, and it’s change a lot I presume, so today, I’m having my own little test day!

As Fedora 10 is currently my primary OS, I have Fedora Rawhide installed on a secondary HDD, this is so I can test the new features of Fedora prior to it’s release, it helps me know what’s changing, when and how it will effect me.

One issue I will have is that VMware Workstation 6.5.2 does not work on Kernel 2.6.29. Which of course, Fedora 10 will also have soon, which is a pain in the butt. There are patches for it, but I do not want to have to patch it on each kernel update. I don’t mind building modules on each update, but patching them is something I don’t want to have to do.

Which brings me to virt-manager which is a built in virtual machine manager on Fedora. You may or may not know, I like to have virtual machines handy, it’s great when I do not have a spare machine to test things on, but when I won’t be able to use VMware properly, it’s really quite annoying. So this feature built into Fedora may, may, become my primary virtual machine manager, replacing VMware. That is, if it can stand up to my expectations and requirements.

I’ve previously tried VirtualBox, created by Sun, the “OSE” and the non-ose edition, I didn’t like it I’m afraid. And previously virt-manager has not done the job properly for me.

So, today I will be taking this thing for a test run, to see if it can really do what I want.

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Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) RC1 – Review

May 6, 2009

Hi again folks! As you may or may not know, Linux Mint 7 Gloria RC1 was released yesterday, caught me off guard, so just whipped the iso down quickly thankfully I have a internet connection that kicks butt!

So Mint, we meet again! Last time I got to see you was version 5. Lets see how much you have improved since then 🙂

General Release Information

  • New “Suggestions” feature
  • Based on ubuntu 9.04

And verious other things, for a full listing, please click here.

What I’ll be reviewing

  • Installation – Using the “Start installer only” option.
  • Usage
  • New Menu Features
  • mintInstall (mostly all)
  • mintUpdate (If Updates availiable?)
  • RTFM Command (I gotta see this!)
  • apt – version command
  • The GUI in general (artwork)
  • Firefox – Moonlight Plugin
  • Inxi
  • Detection of Network Printers

That pretty much sums it up.

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