Monday, June 09, 2008

Fedora 9 impressions

I've been running Fedora 9 for a while now. Although some things in F8 felt half-baked to me (I had trouble with PulseAudio + Audacious), F9, like each Fedora release, feels more polished.

Improvements:
  • Yum is much faster - not as fast as apt, but getting there.
  • PackageKit is much more polished than the package manager GUI F8 used (Pirut and Pup).
  • Swfdec works pretty well!

Gripes:
  • Firefox 3 occasionally crashes, and many plugin authors haven't updated their plugins to version 3.
  • Gkrellm: I haven't seen an error window like this in a while :)

3 comments:

j1mc said...

as dorky as it may sound, i wish i could change the gdm theme on fedora 9. i hated having to click my name every time i wanted to log in. i guess i'm just not a fan of the "face" login managers in general.

i think i've heard that f9 might kind of serve as the basis for the next enterprise release, though, so it would make sense for them to get as many advanced technologies out there to be tested now... the theming and stuff can come later, i suppose.

doray said...
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doray said...

hi kuya ken..
how are things going with ate audrey?
i wish i could be there..lol
it's getting cold here in Baguio..:-)

take care
God bless..

-doray