Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Fedora 13 Released

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).

Stable Release Updates in Fedora

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 2009 with KDE 4.3 receive the recent KDE 4.4 update? Or should KDE 4.4 be reserved for Fedora 13 which will be released in June 2010?

Fedora and Linux Blogs

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 Wade) James Morris Jef"I am the pusher robot"Spaleta Kevin’s World (Kevin DeKorte) knurd (Thorsten Leemhuis) mairin (Máirín Duffy) Mether’s Fedora Blog (Rahul Sundaram) poelcat (John Poelstra) Rex Dieter Richard WM Jones Single Point of Failure (Jesse Keating) Tom Callaway Will Woods, Fedora Testing Guy wtogami (Warren Togami) CentOS / Red Hat related

Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example). I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, I get an un-bootable system. It is easy to see the problem if you compare fdisk output. (I reduced the output for clarity)

Fedora 12 Released

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.