1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

Michael Larabel

Published on 1 February 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 2 - Comment On This Article

Earlier this week Microsoft finally shipped its Vista "Longhorn" operating system, which has been receiving a fair amount of attention from traditional media sources. However, if Windows is not your thing Fedora 7 Test 1 is now out. Originally Fedora 7 Test 1 was scheduled for release on January 30, but a delay had pushed it back to today. Fortunately this two-day delay should not push back the April final release. Many of the features for Fedora 7 were covered in our Fedora 7: The Linux Knight in Shining Armor article. However, what we have to offer today is the first screenshots of Fedora 7 along with some of our very preliminary thoughts on the Fedora Desktop LiveCD.

The Fedora 7 Desktop spin weighs in at 1.9GB for the DVD edition, or three CDs. A LiveCD version of Fedora Core 7 Test 1 was also released to mirrors this morning. The LiveCD for Fedora 6.90 (7 Test 1) is currently 678MB. The newly employed Pungi was used for building the tree for this release. No server or KDE Desktop spin was done for Test 1.

For having a LiveCD test release, this is a beautiful first for the Fedora Project. We had loaded the LiveCD on a dual Intel Xeon LV (dual-core) system with a Tyan motherboard and NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 graphics card. After the LiveCD had loaded on a cursory look it is quite similar to Fedora Core 6 -- primarily with an identical background. However, the first difference we had noted was the updated icons, which we've been long been looking for. The Fedora Echo icon theme is a huge improvement over Fedora Core 6 and past releases. Beyond that, not all of the artwork is yet complete.


Network Manager is also updated in Fedora 7 Test 1, though the hopes for "rock solid" wireless support isn't yet a reality. Some of the other packages shipping with the Fedora 7 Test 1 LiveCD are GNOME 2.17.90, X.Org 7.2.0, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, and the Linux 2.6.19-1.2914.fc7 kernel. One of the highlights with GNOME 2.18 is the new Control Center, which is very handy and has also been included with the LiveCD.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  2. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  3. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  4. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
  3. Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 Linux 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
Latest Linux News
  1. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
  2. Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware
  3. Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support
  4. GTK+ Lands Experimental Backend For Mir Display Server
  5. Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released
  6. Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI
  7. Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer
  8. GTK+ 3.16 To Bring Several New Features
  9. Debian 8.0 Jessie Has Many Multimedia Improvements
  10. What Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See Next?
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. Advertisements On Phoronix
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  6. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed