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[News] A Look at the Cutting-edge Fedora 13 Features

  • Subject: [News] A Look at the Cutting-edge Fedora 13 Features
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:16:45 +0000
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Fedora 13 Features Preview

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| Goddard is the codename for the latest 
| version of the bleeding edge Linux 
| distribution, Fedora 13. Eve before the 
| release of Fedora 12 there were new feature 
| plans for Fedora 13. New features continue 
| to be added to the feature plans of Fedora 
| 13 scheduled for a planned release on May 
| 11, 2010. The Fedora 13 feature list 
| includes a number of features that didn't 
| make it in time for Fedora 12. The feature 
| list includes NFSv4 protocol by default, 
| support for mounting NFS servers over IPv6, 
| and yum language package plug-in. It's 
| almost time for Fedora 13 feature freeze 
| and we hardly expect any new last minute 
| additions. With most accepted Fedora 13 
| features highlighted on Fedora Project Wiki 
| we decided to provide a comprehensive 
| preview of the Linux distribution.
| [...]
| Fedora 13 would offer enhanced support for 
| DisplayPort in X and kernel drivers for 
| NVIDIA hardware. DisplayPort offers a 
| higher link bandwidth than dual-link DVI. 
| Monitors can easily take advantage of this 
| by providing higher resolutions, higher 
| color depths, and higher refresh rates. The 
| DisplayPort will also run at a lower 
| voltage than DVI and LVDS, and uses lesser 
| power. The future laptops will likely 
| switch to embedded DisplayPort for the 
| local panel for this reason. With this 
| feature, Fedora users can take advantage of 
| the the technical superiority of 
| DisplayPort.



A newbie's guide to Fedora 12

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| Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had
| to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not
| used to the way it works, or the kind of
| concepts involved, Linux can seem like a
| foreign language. If you're struggling with
| free software, or if you know someone who needs
| help making the switch to Linux, we hope this
| feature will help.


Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

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| The truth is, given the mature state of the
| free desktop and each distro's undoubted wish
| to match the features of rivals, it is
| becoming increasingly harder to find features
| that make one stand out from the other. There
| are still significant differences in desktops.
| But when distributions use the same desktop,
| the way that Fedora and Ubuntu do, then the
| differences are likely to be unnoticeable to
| three out of four users. These days, you are
| even unlikely to find any differences in speed
| or stability unless you have some unusual
| hardware configuration.
| That may be an unsatisfying answer to those
| who like to pick a side and defend it. But
| look at it this way: the lack of a clear
| victor shows the general sophistication of
| free software today. Now, in most cases, you
| don't have to choose between major
| distributions -- no matter what your choice,
| it is likely to be a reasonable.


Ubuntu User on Fedora 12: Using It and Liking It

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| I find Fedora 12 fast and responsive. It
| loads quickly and after it is set up it
| seems stable. I can find most of the
| applications that I use and there are many
| online resources to assist me with setting
| up my system. So far, I have installed KDE 4
| and GNOME and like the look and feel of
| both. The community has been helpful but
| quite a bit smaller than what I am used to.
| I expect to write more about Fedora in the
| future.

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