Fedora 7 Test 2 Released

I should have mentioned this earlier, but Fedora 7 Test 2 was released earlier this week.

Here’s the announcement: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2007-March/msg00000.html

There are some subtle improvements so far:

  • Merger of Core and Extras – There is no core or extras anymore, there is only Fedora 7
  • Live CD Available – This is definitely cool and about time
  • Desktop Improvements – New theme and a better version of Gnome by default
  • Fast User Switching – I’ve not seen this concept before in Linux, looking forward to playing with this feature

All in all, things look promising. I am currently downloading the latest release and when I’ve had some time to evaluate these and some of the other cool features listed on the link above, I’ll report back.

Cheers,

Clint

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2 Responses to Fedora 7 Test 2 Released

  1. Fast User Switching – I’ve not seen this concept before om Linux.

    KDE has had it for several years. I’ve shown it to you once last summer, but as it’s a KDE thing, I’m sure you wouldn’t have bothered to try and remember it :) .

    Seriously, though, since they’ve decided that there’s going to be a Test 4 release, I’m waiting for Test 3 this time to install it on a machine of mine. This is partly due to the fact that the merge of Core and Extras isn’t quite there, yet, so the Test 2 release is more like FC6 packaging than what F7 will be (which is the main reason why there’s going to be a Test 4 this time). However, it’s moving along at a good clip so it should be ready soon.

    Fedora 7 is exciting.

  2. I might check it out for one of my test machines before long.. maybe with the final release. How long before that is out?

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