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Fedora 19 Beta Released With Lots Of New Work

The first beta of Schrödinger's Cat, or more widely known as Fedora 19, is now available for testing. As usual, there's lots of new upstream improvements incorporated into this latest Fedora Linux build.

28 May 2013 - Fedora 19 Beta - 62 Comments
DNF Still Advancing As Experimental Yum For Fedora

DNF is the experimental fork of the Yum package manager that premiered in Fedora 18. While much hasn't been heard of this experimental Yum replacement since its debut, work on it has still been progressing and is turning out to be in great shape, is slowly approaching feature-parity with Yum, and is faster.

18 May 2013 - DNF Package Manager - 16 Comments
Benchmarking Fedora 18 Updates

With Fedora's more liberal updating of packages in their supported Linux releases, here's a look at benchmarks of Fedora 18 in its stock configuration versus where it's at today with all stable updates.

16 April 2013 - Fedora 18 Updates - 3 Comments
Upstream X/Wayland Developers Bash Canonical, Mir

Canonical's decision to develop Mir, their own display server not derived from X11 or Wayland, hit many as a big surprise today. Canonical previously committed to Wayland in a future Ubuntu release but now it turns out that for months they have secretly been rolling their own solution behind closed doors.

4 March 2013 - Canonical - 118 Comments
Fedora 19 Won't Be Released Until This Summer

At today's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee, more of the proposed Fedora 19 features were talked about and the Fedora 19 release schedule was ratified. Fedora 19 will not be officially released now until the end of June.

6 February 2013 - Fedora 19 - 7 Comments
Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

As the next chapter after the Fedora 17 vs. Fedora 18 benchmarks for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here are benchmarks comparing Fedora 18 to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two separate PCs.

29 January 2013 - Fedora vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks - 10 Comments
FreeBSD Kernel May Come As Option In Fedora 19

Hours ago I wrote about the proposal to use Cinnamon as the default desktop in Fedora 19 rather than the GNOME Shell. While that proposal may seem a bit outlandish for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here's another interesting proposal that may be a bit of a pipe-dream: a FreeBSD kernel option for Fedora 19 rather than the Linux kernel.

25 January 2013 - Fedora 19 - 19 Comments
Fedora Looks To Replace MySQL With MariaDB

Out of fears that Oracle is making MySQL a more closed software project and not being happy with the overall direction of this widely-used database software, Fedora developers are looking at replacing MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19.

21 January 2013 - No More MySQL? - 19 Comments
Intel Graphics See Some Gains On Fedora 18

With Fedora 18 finally having been released last week, we're now onto extensively benchmarking this highly-anticipated but much-delayed Linux distribution. As a preview of what's to come, here's some early Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" results on Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" compared to the earlier Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" release.

21 January 2013 - Fedora 18 - Add A Comment
There's Talk Again About Btrfs For Fedora

In earlier Fedora Linux releases there was generally a desire with having Btrfs become the default file-system. It's generally proposed to make the next-generation Linux file-system the default in Fedora, but every time in the end the idea has been dropped. With Fedora 19 due in mid-2013, Btrfs for Fedora is again being talked about.

17 January 2013 - Fedora Btrfs - 77 Comments

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