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Fedora 7 Moonshine - first impressions

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Fedora 7 comes along with a pretty impressive set of changes - however, the average user will not see most of them. Especially if he upgrades a highly personalized system like mine and additional runs KDE which traditionally does not get so many improvements in Fedora.

However, some things were notable: First of all several packages are update. The kernel is now tickless and you can start using PowerTop to check for evil processes. Also, my knetworkmanager features a new overview actually displaying the IP and other current information. However, support for additional network types like the new version of NetworkManager provides is not yet included. KDE 3.5.7 is not (yet) included, but k3b is provided in version 1.0.

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The Linux user is mainly an unknown species: since you can download your distribution anonymously and everywhere the distributors know almost nothing about their userbase. Due to ktorrent and ftp mirrors even the user numbers are rough estimations at best. However, with Popcon and Smolt two different approaches exist to gather more information about the user base.

Popcon is short for popularity contest, as in Debian Popularity Contest. The idea is simple: a small piece of software on the users computer gathers data.

What Popcon is for used software is Smolt for the hardware: Smolt collects hardware information from every client participating.

Ways to understand the Linux Users - Popcon and Smolt.

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