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Old 06-02-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Best new F7 feature


Hi all,

Guess I'm asking for a vote on the best new feature of the new Fedora 7...

Installed it yesterday without a hiccup (as expected) despite my RAID-0 and dual boot setup.

I like the new artwork. So much so I see no reason to change the desktop background. The dream-like balloons suits me just fine

The most noticeable improvement I have come across so far however is the new yumex 1.9.6. This is a huge improvement on its predecessor and it runs circles around the old FC6 version of yumex (already forgotten which version number that was).

So, what do the rest think? What is the best improvement in Fedora 7?
 
Old 06-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Unified PATA and SATA drives under sdX devices names (sda, sdb, etc.) Looks like using hdX (hda, hdb, etc.) for IDE is a thing of the past.

Screenshot showing TVTime working out of the "box":
http://4crito.com/screenshots/f7_jun2_2007.png

And my F7 tips and tricks page for AMD64/nVidia users:
http://www.4crito.com/linux/tips/f7tips.html
(refresh often)
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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And that stupid Beagle search thing wasn't installed by default. Used to be the first thing I removed on a clean FC6 installation.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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For me the biggest Fedora 7 improvement is an all-around "better" KDE. It looks like KDE got more attention for this release and it shows.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
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I like the panel

I like the icon on the panel, it's so much easier to look down and see that my desktop is still plugged-in.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hollywoodb
For me the biggest Fedora 7 improvement is an all-around "better" KDE. It looks like KDE got more attention for this release and it shows.
true. Also, better package management (even if java installation screws fedora.repo file EDIT: it didn't. my mistake), firefox/thunderbird 2 and new default fonts.

Last edited by ruffles; 06-06-2007 at 09:33 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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For me the biggest Fedora 7 improvement is an all-around "better" KDE. It looks like KDE got more attention for this release and it shows.
I also agree with you there. Its a good thing in my opinion because in the past they always seemed to treat KDE as second class when compared to GNOME.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 10:48 AM   #8
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Fedora 7 seems much faster on my Thinkpad. I love the new login screen, but I think the best feature is a much much faster software update and yumex.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:47 PM   #9
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Much better on my ThinkPad

I have a ThinkPad T43 with 2GB of RAM and Fedora 7 seems to be smoking hot. Literally. My cpu is running slightly hotter than under Core 6, but nothing to worry about. I have noticed significant improvements in power management, SELinux, Network Manager,and others. Everything worked right out of the box. Thank heaven Beagle is no longer a default. Package management is better too, but still playing catch-up with Debian. I miss the individual iso's, but was pleasantly surprised when the live cd worked without issue.

Oh. I forgot to mention that Evolution is giving me fits under 7. Hopefully I will get it resolved quickly.
 
  


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