Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Fedora 9 alpha

So I'm posting this from Fedora 9 alpha 1 which I'm running from my USB key. Freaking schweet.

This is pretty good. a) it came up fast b) it detects hardware properly and the Intel wireless (iwl3945) driver now works (I currently use the old style ipw3945 driver under Fedora 8 - that's what Ubuntu still ships) c) The media buttons on my Dell Inspiron 6400 now work (they always did with Ubuntu, but never with Fedora).

Along with the improvements in Fedora 8 (like Codeina) - Fedora are finally on a par with Ubuntu unless you count the fact that it's a piece of cake to use less-than-legal codecs in Ubuntu, and you need some knowledge in Fedora.

Ahh - happy,

Sent using the "Blog entry poster" app on the desktop (then edited online to get the title right - darn Blogger API).

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