Fedora Graphics Test Week, Again
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 7 September 2011 at 02:02 PM EDT. 2 Comments
The Fedora Project is having another Graphics Test Week. This time around it's for testing the Intel, Nouveau, and Radeon drivers for the forthcoming Fedora 16 release.

Yesterday was the Nouveau test day, today is the Radeon test day, and tomorrow is the Intel graphics test day. Red Hat just wants you to fire up their latest Fedora 16 CD ISO and see how well the open-source graphics drivers are working for you. Late results are accepted if you're busy this week.

Even if you're not a Fedora user, it's worth firing up the Fedora LiveCD to carry out this Intel / Radeon / Nouveau testing since Red Hat employs a number of X.Org / Mesa / kernel developers that do much of the upstream work. The graphics stack in Fedora is also much more bleeding-edge than what's found in Ubuntu 11.10 and other recent Linux distributions.
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