Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Review: Red Hat Fedora 15

Filed under
Linux

Launched last week, Fedora 15, dubbed Lovelock, is the latest version of the Fedora Project's Linux-based operating system (OS).

Fedora is a Red Hat community project, and the Fedora OS is used to trial software features which, if popular, could be added to later versions of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux (RHEL) desktop and server versions. So Fedora is effectively test-driving cutting-edge features that could prove useful in RHEL distributions.

Users normally get the Fedora OS by downloading a 565MB Live-CD .iso, which can be run off an optical drive after being burnt onto a CD/DVD.

As well as being an ideal recovery system for mobile road warriors if their main OS install has problems, creating a dual-boot system with, for example, Windows would also build in another safety net if things should go awry with their main OS.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

World’s smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the smallest ones we’ve seen to date: TechNexion’s 40 x 36mm PICO-IMX6, and Solid-Run’s 47 x 30mm microSOM i4. It’s also just a hair larger than Variscite’s own 52 x 17mm DART-4460, which is based on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 SoC, and Gumstix’s slightly larger 58 x 17mm Overo modules, which use TI Sitara AM37xx SoCs. Read more

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition review

The BQ Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is not the debut Canonical must have envisaged for Ubuntu Phone, in the early days of the platform’s development. It’s a perfectly functional smartphone for the most part, and we like the concept of scopes, but the hardware is humdrum, performance is sluggish, and the software running on it is rough and ready, and full of holes. We’ll be tracking the progress of Ubuntu Phone with interest – it surely must get better than this – but this first device is one to write off to experience. Read more