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Yum Groups

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The Fedora 18 installer does not allow single package installations, instead it prefers to install by package groups. You can also install groups after completing installation. This is especially useful since you can only select one Desktop Environment at installation. Alternatively, to have faster installations, select as few groups as possible and then only install […]

Fedora Desktop and Computing

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Fedora 18 was released this week and I finally got around to installing it today. To be honest, on either my laptop or desktop I have not really used Fedora much since Fedora 14. I have been incredibly happy with CentOS for over a year and a half now, and I (begrudgingly) accepted Windows 7 […]

CentOS Desktop

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora.
I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions.
I bought a new desktop some […]

Firefox 4 for Fedora 14

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Wow! That’s a lot of F’s!
Courtesy of Tom ’spot’ Calloway, install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14 (or Fedora 13):
# su -c ‘wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.repo’
# su -c ‘yum install firefox4′
To run:
# firefox4 &
In Gnome: System > Preferences > Preferred Applications
Change ‘Web Browser’ to Custom, and for Command: firefox4 %s
To remove Firefox 3.6:
# su -c […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]

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 […]

Stable Release Updates in Fedora

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you missed it there seems to be yet another debate going on about updates in Fedora. I don’t intend to rehash anything. Josh Boyer has a bit of an op-ed post which I think is a good read.
Think of the issue in a simple scenario:
Should Fedora 12, which was released in Nov […]

Fedora and Linux Blogs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I know the trend now is “status updates”, but I still enjoy reading blogs more. And I’ve been doing lots more reading and far less writing lately.
I thought I might share the Fedora and Linux blogs that I enjoy. (Sorry I don’t have an OPML link).
Fedora

Hans’ hacking log (Hans de Goede)
i, quaid (Karsten […]