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 how many things work with little to no effort. I encourage the upgrade. Please download Fedora 13 using the standard mirrors or using the Torrent (recommended).
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 sailing with CentOS!
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 compiled for i686 systems Faster updates - The yum-presto plugin is default and RPM has updated its compression format More comprehensive networking and broadband support Next-generation (Ogg) Theora video Bluetooth on-demand Moblin graphical interface for netbooks Gnome 2.
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] Fedora 10 (32) [11/2008]" c:\linux5.bin="[sda11] CentOS 5.3 (32) [07/2009]" c:\linux6.bin="[sda12] OpenSuSe 11 (32) [10/2008]" That F9 and F10 will be replaced with F12 (beta at the moment).
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 all # yum update # shutdown -r now Just read the Release Notes for more specifics, or the RHEL 5.