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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."
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2
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?
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6
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&nbsp; However, I had higher hopes for GNOME 3, maybe it didn't live up to that.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
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.