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Fedora 15
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5 26891 08-13-2011
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Description: Some of the many new features include support for Btrfs file system, Indic typing booster, redesigned SELinux troubleshooter, better power management, LibreOffice productivity suite, and, of course, the brand-new GNOME 3 desktop: "GNOME 3 is the next generation of GNOME with a brand new user interface. It provides a completely new and modern desktop that has been designed for today's users and technologies. Fedora 15 is the first major distribution to include GNOME 3 by default. GNOME 3 is being developed with extensive upstream participation from Red Hat developers and Fedora volunteers, and GNOME 3 is tightly integrated in Fedora 15."
Keywords: Redhat-based Btrfs-support LibreOffice GNOME-3


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Old 05-25-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 3,191

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2

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Cons: Gnome 3, missing configuration tools, no internet



I've been using Fedora since version 1, and this is the worst so far.

It's clear to see why no-one else has adopted Gnome 3 yet: it's just not ready. There are few configuration tools available (e.g. I can't find anything for font hinting and smoothing) and Fedora Forum is full of advice that requires as much configuration-file editing as in Slackware.

I have no working ethernet port, the usual tools to configure and activate it have gone missing, and I can't get it going from the command line.

No doubt all these problems can be solved, but with a dozen or so distros that just work, why bother?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
the_gripmaster
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu
Posts: 362

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

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The most noticeable change is GNOME 3 and it is one of the many reasons I am considering moving from openSuSE to Fedora. A lot of hours have been spent to make GNOME 3 a success, so I will not just say it is unusable just because I find it hard to operate initially. I remember the first time I learnt to use a computer, it was a bit frustrating in the beginning. GNOME 3 is very much different from GNOME 2 and requires some time spent to learn and harness the full potential of the new GNOME version. If you are looking for a review of the new interface, you may want to look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBXc3IGRBw  However, I had higher hopes for GNOME 3, maybe it didn't live up to that.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
markm
 
Registered: May 2011
Distribution: CentOS5/Fedora15
Posts: 1

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: GNOME3
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After 3 times installation, FC15 is stable for my system now. I have spend hours on nVidia/SELinux relabelling/network device renaming scheme issues.But it's worth.
with some extra work, I got lmgrd recognize my hostid (renaming the pciXXX to ethX). ALL the SYNOPSYS/CADENCE tools are now running smoothly.
lack of configuration tools is not a big issue for me as I have installed all the available package group in yum. I can configure my WLAN/Ethernet/VPN very easily.
after two weeks I replaced my CentOS 5 with this FC15 .GNOME 3 shell is fantastic...

If both 32/64 bit application could co-exists on the system, FC15 would be the best ever.
 
Old 07-04-2011, 04:04 AM   #4
dEnDrOn
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Distribution: fedora 3.6.11-1.fc17.i686.PAE
Posts: 501

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love for fedora locked me...
 
Old 08-13-2011, 10:40 PM   #5
rakesh.palaparthi
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 22

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Gnome 3.0 Interface
Cons: EveryThing Is Pretty Mixed Up In An Unexpected Fashion Like Certain Configuratiion Options


But Overall It's Good

So Far it's Stable On My System ..(Toshiba Satellite Pro C650)

BUt It's Still In An Imature Stage ..........

It Has to Grow A lot

Hope It Will Be Again A nO. one Desktop Environment
 




  



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