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    Phoronix: Fedora 12 Alpha To Bring Many Improvements

    The first development release for Fedora 12 (codenamed Constantine), Alpha 1, was supposed to be released this week. However, Red Hat has pushed back its release to next week Tuesday. While there is this seven-day delay, an Alpha 1 RC1 ISO spin is available and we decided to provide a very early and brief look at the Fedora 12 release.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14120

  • #2
    Why does Fedora have to ugly themes?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Louise View Post
      Why does Fedora have to ugly themes?
      Because you didn't bother join the artwork team and didn't enlighten them, by showing you own work, on how to create themes that everyone, with no exceptions, would love.

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      • #4
        No geode support?

        If the 32-bit packages are 'i686', does that mean that Fedora won't work on Geode chips? Isn't Fedora the base for the OLPC's Linux? What about others running Fedora on Geode chips?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
          If the 32-bit packages are 'i686', does that mean that Fedora won't work on Geode chips? Isn't Fedora the base for the OLPC's Linux? What about others running Fedora on Geode chips?
          http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Geode_instruction_set
          Generally speaking, the Geode processor is like the original Athlon. It supports the i686 (Pentium Pro) instruction set, MMX, the parts of SSE that do not involve SSE registers, 3DNow! Enhanced, a couple Geode-specific instructions and a few SSE2 instructions.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Maners View Post
            Because you didn't bother join the artwork team and didn't enlighten them, by showing you own work, on how to create themes that everyone, with no exceptions, would love.
            If it just was that simple...

            have you looked at the other proposals?
            https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_Artwork

            They are so far away from even being close

            Why can't they just have a solid background colour, given that all Fedora themes are ugly?

            Ugly themes are not good to attract new users, or keeping the old users.

            If they don't want that, then just pick and choose from the many beautiful from http://art.gnome.org/

            It really is that easy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Louise View Post

              Why can't they just have a solid background colour, given that all Fedora themes are ugly?

              Wow, you can change the background to any solid color you want in 8 clicks. Are you really that lazy?

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              • #8
                Fedora installs a 586 kernel on my geode machine.

                "i686" usually means "SSE2" and geode does not support programs compiled with SSE2.

                I did some poking at mailing list postings and I'm still not certain if Geode will be supported. There is talk about dropping the SSE2 optimizations from the i686 compiler flags. This does not exactly make me happy either.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Louise View Post
                  Ugly themes are not good to attract new users, or keeping the old users.
                  Oh yes, I choose the distribution for my headless router by the quality of its background pictures.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Louise View Post
                    Ugly themes are not good to attract new users, or keeping the old users.
                    You're trolling, right? You seriously think old users who care what the background is wouldn't have already have changed it into something more personal?

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