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    Default Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Officially Released

    Phoronix: Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Officially Released

    After a series of unfortunate delays, Fedora 18 was officially released this morning...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NDk

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    Anyone else notice that the live images are around 900M? I thought they were supposed to fit on a CD.

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    I am still not completely sold on the interface changes to Anaconda (not that I am that upset by them either) but the more I read about FedUp the more I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukem View Post
    Anyone else notice that the live images are around 900M? I thought they were supposed to fit on a CD.
    As of the release, the target is USB keys instead. Should be lower than 1 GB. The desktop live image contains LibreOffice by default as well full L10N support as in the previous releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    As of the release, the target is USB keys instead. Should be lower than 1 GB. The desktop live image contains LibreOffice by default as well full L10N support as in the previous releases.
    yeah, really doesn't make much sense to target cd's anymore. Pretty much any modern computer can boot from usb, and usb drives are dirt cheap and re-usable (and also much faster)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwat47 View Post
    yeah, really doesn't make much sense to target cd's anymore. Pretty much any modern computer can boot from usb, and usb drives are dirt cheap and re-usable (and also much faster)
    More importantly - the number of machines that can boot CD but not USB is negligible, while the number that can boot USB but don't have an optical drive is growing.

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    Default Is anyone else noticing worse font rendering with Fedora 18?

    Some fonts, e.g. the ones rendering this message for me on Phoronix, look a lot poorer with Fedora 18 - like they were written with a biro that is starting to run out of ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisr View Post
    Some fonts, e.g. the ones rendering this message for me on Phoronix, look a lot poorer with Fedora 18 - like they were written with a biro that is starting to run out of ink.
    Fedora has terrible font rendering out of the box. I reccommend installing the infinality free type and fontconfig packages and configuring it to your liking: http://www.infinality.net/blog/infinality-repository/

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    Default To be clear...

    Quote Originally Posted by bwat47 View Post
    Fedora has terrible font rendering out of the box. I reccommend installing the infinality free type and fontconfig packages and configuring it to your liking: http://www.infinality.net/blog/infinality-repository/
    I already have the fontconfig packages installed, and Fedora 17 was fine. I am talking about a regression.

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