Ever since Fedora's inception, it's had a reputation of being the BETA grounds for Red Hat's development team. Although this is partially the case, it continues to be an incredibly stable and exceptional distribution for Linux users. However, one of the widely criticized packages in past Fedora releases has been Red Hat's Up2date due to its slow and limited service compared to yum or apt. With the release of FedoraCore4 (Stentz) came a new version of Up2date. In this article, we're sharing some useful configuration tips for this revised version of Red Hat Up2date.
With our ever-continuing coverage of Mozilla projects from Firefox to Thunderbird, today we have a look at the latest release for Firefox, Deer Park Alpha 1 (1.1a1). Although this is an alpha release, we found it to be incredibly stable even with its latest features enabled, but its still recommended to only use this release for testing and development purposes only. Some of the new features include XForms, SVG, and Fastback support. Check out these release notes and new screenshots.
In September of last year, we presented a preview of the upcoming Firefox 1.0 release and now we are delighted to bring back Firefox as we're taking a quick look at the status of the 1.1 release. This upcoming release, which is scheduled for June of 2005, is expected to offer everything from native SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to improvements in page rendering. In addition, there are several fixes to the Linux default theme. These screenshots were taken under FedoraCore3 (2.6.11-1.14) with the Firefox 1.0+ Nightly Build (07-05-2005).
At Phoronix, we continually find ourselves reformatting our systems for whatever reason. Whether it's an extravagant hardware change, wanting to upgrade a Linux distribution, or just to give the system a fresh install, we constantly find ourselves spending hours on the Internet downloading package updates. However, this isn't the case if you establish your own LAN up2date repository. In this Phoronix article we'll share with you the steps required in order to create your very own Linux up2date repository, configure your machines using this repository, and even host custom RPMs.
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