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Fedora 13 Released

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Paul W. Frields announced the release of Fedora 13.
The email there is quite comprehensive, so please take a look at it. Otherwise you can read the release notes in 1 page.
I have not had much time to spend with F13 in the beta period, but from what I have used, I’m quite pleased at […]

CentOS 5.5 Released

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The CentOS team just announced the release of CentOS 5.5.
The wiki has the Release Notes. Most major changes can be found in the RHEL 5.5 release information (which CentOS is based).
Running
yum update
should update your system. Keep in mind the recent post-release updates should be syncing with the CentOS mirror soon.
As always, relatively smooth […]

Fedora 12 Released

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It’s that time of year again, the Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 12.
This release has received a great deal of polish, and with that plenty of media and documentation to go along with it.
Please see what’s new in Fedora 12. Some of the highlights include:

Optimized performance - The 32-bit packages have been […]

NT Bootloader Update

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

This post really has no purpose other than just a snapshot for me.
My current c:\boot.ini:
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=c:\linux3.bin
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
c:\linux1.bin="[ sda7] Fedora 11 (32) [06/2009]"
c:\linux2.bin="[ sda8] Fedora 9 (32) [05/2008]"
c:\linux3.bin="[ sda9] Fedora 11 (64) [06/2009]"
c:\linux4.bin="[sda10] […]

CentOS 5.4 Released

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Well CentOS is officially released. Now the mailing list whining can be stopped … until at least 5.5!
For new installs grab an ISO. For upgrades (which is generally safe), just run:
# yum update
Or if you want to be very careful:
# yum clean all
# yum update glibc\*
# yum update yum\* rpm\* python\*
# yum clean […]

Fedora 11 Released

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

“This is Fedora!”. Leonidas is in command!
After a minor 2 week delay, the diligent Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 11.
The Fedora 11 Feature List seems rather spectacular with many big (and small) inclusions. There really are too many updates to list, some of the the highlights:
Desktop

GNOME 2.26 - Disk burning, […]

Various Linux and Fedora News

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A great deal of the following is all old news.
Adobe has has Flash Plugin for x86_64 Linux architecture in Beta since Oct 2008. The only thing, is that since it is provided in a tarball (.tar.gz), you are better off builing an RPM (spec file). Note that the 32bit i386 version still works […]

Fedora 10 Released

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Cambridge has been launched.
After another round of hacking and coding the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 10. The Fedora team has been working overtime to make sure this release arrived in spite of the security issues they had earlier this year.
The highlights from the Release Summary:
Desktop

GNOME 2.24 - Instant messaging, video, […]