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Fedora 13 Xfce Spinâget it while itâs hot!

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| There were not a lot of vast changes in 
| this cycle, but there were some nice tweaks 
| and of course all the goodness of F13 as a 
| base.


Fedora 13 - interview and first look

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| In general, I like the way the Fedora team 
| approaches security. The installer insists 
| on setting a root password and creating a 
| regular user account. The distro enables 
| SELinux out of the box and has convenient 
| tools for managing SELinux policies. I like 
| that encrypting partitions in the installer 
| is very easy and intuitive. On the live CD 
| edition, the firewall is enabled and 
| OpenSSH turned off, though the firewall 
| port for SSH is left open in case the user 
| wishes to turn on the service later. The 
| only quirk I found was non-root users had 
| the ability to reboot or halt the machine. 
| This probably isn't an issue for people 
| logged in locally; after all it would be 
| annoying to have to switch to the root 
| account just to shut down the computer you 
| are sitting in front of. However, the 
| regular user accounts can also halt the 
| machine remotely if secure shell is enabled 
| without suing to root, a potential problem 
| for the unaware admin.
| For the most part, Fedora 13 feels very 
| similar to Fedora 12, a stable, modern and 
| well put-together operating system. 
| However, there are some things which stood 
| out that I feel the need to complain about. 
| Generally I don't like to focus on hardware 
| compatibility, but Fedora 13 was a big 
| regression for me, especially on the 
| laptop. It took more resources, performed 
| slower than the last release and didn't 
| work with some of the hardware Fedora 11 
| and 12 handled previously. Forcing users to 
| download the entire DVD to choose their 
| root file system is also, in my opinion, a 
| poor design choice, one other distros with 
| live CDs have avoided. Those problems 
| aside, I generally liked my time with the 
| latest Fedora, the project provides a good 
| balance of new software with tried and true 
| configuration tools. Worth a look if you're 
| interested in trying new technology or 
| would like to experience a polished SELinux 
| implementation.


Fedora core linux 13 âgoddardâ mini review

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| The Fedora Project has been running since 
| 2003 after Red Hat Linux was discontinued. 
| With Red Hat Enterprise Linux being Red 
| Hatâs official distribution, the Fedora 
| project has since 2003 catered to the needs 
| of the average desktop user looking to run 
| a stable and free operating system which 
| did everything he wanted and more. 
| Distrowatch rates Fedora as the second most 
| popular Linux based operating system after 
| Ubuntu.



What is new in Fedora 13 ?

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