Fedora 20 has arrived and we’ve put it through its paces. Is this the ultimate Linux workstation for those who want to ride the cutting edge? Or are there a few too many rough edges on this well intentioned distribution? Tune in to find out!
Plus: Some of our favorite tools built into Fedora 20, the good news from Kdenlive, a re-spin of SteamOS…
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Fedora 20 Heisenbug Review:
Brought to you by: System76
– Fedora Specs: –
- Kernel 3.12.5 (updated during review from 3.11)
- GNOME 3.10
- KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11
- Cinnamon 2.0
- ARM as a Primary Architecture
- No Syslog – systemd journal now takes the place as the default logging.
- No Default Sendmail – Most Fedora users don’t require an MTA.
– Cool Fedora Tools: –
The new tool, named gnome-software, is designed from the beginning for installing applications. It will present applications with information that is relevant to users (icons, screenshots, reviews, descriptions, ratings,…) instead of information that is relevant for packagers (dependencies, package size, file lists,…).
The Fedora 20 release coincides with Fedora’s tenth anniversary. The first Fedora release (then called Fedora Core 1) came out on November 6, 2003
– Living with Fedora: –
Korora is a Fedora Remix that aims to make Linux easier for new users, while still being useful for experts. We provide a complete, easy to use computing system that “just works” out of the box.
Fedora Utils lets you install codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn’t want to ship, like MP3 codecs, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc. It can also fix problems, tweak and cleanup your system, show system information and much more with just few clicks.
Despite being 10 years old, Fedora feels modern and devioid of technical debt (looking at you Ubuntu & openSUSE). That can be good and bad. Sometimes that technical debt is part of the distro’s legacy, ie YaST.
The next generation of Yum Extender, using Python3, Gtk3 and yum-daemon
Although Fedora 20 works out of the box but still lack some necessary functionality for obvious reasons. Here is a post install step by step guide for Fedora 20.
– Fedora.next… Is next… –
– Picks –
As part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Lockheed Martin is developing autonomous systems that work together with human operators.
Desktop App Pick
Musique unclutters your music listening experience with a clean and innovative interface. Read more
A modified SteamOS installer, with support for older and virtualized computers
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