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Old 14th February 2009, 05:17 PM
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Post Fedora 11 Alpha Review

Fedora 11 Alpha was finally made available to public last week after the release got delayed by 2 days. On paper, Fedora 11 brings out lot of enhancements over the previous Fedora 10. I used Fedora 11 Alpha for a week and here is my small quick review of the Alpha.

Test Bed Specification:

Processor : Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Ram : 768 MB DDR RAM
Motherboard : MSI PM8M – V
Graphic Card : Zebronics 7300 GT 512 MB DDR 2 (8X AGP Card)
DVD Writer : Lite On LH – 20A1P



Installation:

I downloaded the Live CD of Fedora 11 Alpha. After booting from the Live CD, I got the regular option to install it on the Hard disk. I quickly installed it via the Install icon & the install process was done in about 15 minutes.

Booting into Fedora 11 Alpha:

After doing the post install setup, I was forwarded on to the Desktop. The major improvement here is the KDE 4.2 desktop. Replacing the buggy 4.1, Fedora team is in right direction with KDE 4.2. The aesthetic feel of Fedora 11 is awesome with KDE 4.2 together with the Solar theme.

Performing Routine Tasks on Fedora 11 Alpha:

I was able to perform routine task without much of tweaking. I did not updated any software packages, so as to get accurate & unbiased results. I did not even install graphics driver for my Nvidia 7300GT & preferred to run with the default drivers. Fedora 11 performed all the tasks well. I burnt some DVD's, chatted using Kopete, browsed the web via Firefox, performed minor editing via Gwenview & all worked as expected.




But all the while Fedora 11 Alpha seemed laggy to me. If compared with the stable Fedora 10, it isn't so responsive. Another bug I encountered was that of corrupt graphics in system panel. The icons next to the clock in panel used to get corrupt sometimes. I don’t know the reason behind this but it maybe due to absence of graphic drivers. Apart from these, I absolutely felt at home using Fedora 11 Alpha.

Pros:

1) Very stable in Alpha. I had absolutely no crashes or kernel panics during the testing.

2) KDE 4.2 Desktop is awesome. A perfect time to jump over KDE 4 for those KDE 3.5 fanatics.

Cons:

1) Fedora 11 Alpha isn't responsive. One has to wait for a bit after clicking on anything.

2) Strange errors like 'You had a kernel panic' when connecting a USB devices at times.

3) Has minor bugs.


Conclusion:

Fedora 11 Alpha is good in spite of being in its early life period. It is stable and usable. It has long time to come before it is made into a perfect OS. The Fedora community has setup many goals for the 11th version of Fedora. At the moment they are still under progress. The beta should bring out the best of Fedora 11. At present you will just have to wait before the beta comes out. Do come back to read the review of Fedora 11 Beta soon here.
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Old 16th February 2009, 12:45 PM
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This version looks better than F10 i must say...
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Old 18th February 2009, 06:08 PM
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Keep in mind that alpha/beta releases are going to be a little slower because all the packages are the debug versions.

That may explain the lack of snappy responsiveness you're experiencing.

Everything will speed up when it goes final and the packages are updated with non-debug versions.
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Old 18th February 2009, 06:12 PM
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What about Open Change or some of the new features?
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Old 18th February 2009, 10:28 PM
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I didn't like Fedora 11 Alpha KDE, I find it too slow. I downloaded Fedora 11 Alpha XFCE respin it is much faster.
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Old 18th February 2009, 10:40 PM
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you'd expect an alpha/beta to be slow though so i cant see what your complaining about why its slow wait for Previeiw or final an then review it ..KDE4.2 startup is a bit slow but i do believe there orking on speeding it up
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Old 27th February 2009, 07:56 AM
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is it the best time to upgrade F10 to F11 despite it being too slow
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Old 27th February 2009, 08:01 AM
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anyone who's been able to install K3b in the genome of F10 u can give the mirrors and even vlc media player
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Old 27th February 2009, 08:09 AM
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Hi Gaurav Prabhu

am a new fedora user a would like to get some some of the rpms of multimedia players like VLC,Amarok,Real player, the default movie player cant play files with .DAT extension.and again i dont have the kde libraries tha can make me install k3b cz am in genome desktop Help plis
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Old 27th February 2009, 08:11 AM
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is it the best time to upgrade F10 to F11 despite it being too slow
since your a newb dont upgrade till the Release Candidate

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anyone who's been able to install K3b in the gnome of F10 u can give the mirrors and even vlc media player
what mirrors are you refering to? only mirros i can think of if rawhide
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:32 PM
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How about k3b for f11 can we install it, seems to depend on kdelibs3
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:40 PM
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How about k3b for f11 can we install it, seems to depend on kdelibs3
yes you can, just download its deps also
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Old 28th February 2009, 12:06 AM
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Had to remove kdelibs3 for latest system update because
"kdelibs3-3.5.10-5.fc11.x86_64 conflicts with file from package kdelibs-common-6:4.2.0-16.fc11.x86_64"

emoving:
kdelibs3 x86_64 3.5.10-5.fc11 installed 43 M
Removing for dependencies:
k3b x86_64 1.0.5-6.fc10 installed 25 M
k3b-extras-freeworld x86_64 1.0.5-5.fc11 installed 174 k
k3b-libs x86_64 1.0.5-6.fc10 installed 2.4 M
kaffeine x86_64 0.8.7-2.fc10 installed 6.0 M
kaffeine-libs x86_64 0.8.7-2.fc10 installed 104 k
kdnssd-avahi x86_64 0.1.3-0.6.20080116svn.fc9 installed 126 k
kftpgrabber x86_64 0.8.1-7.fc11 installed 2.8 M
klamav x86_64 0.44-3.fc10 installed 1.6 M
konversation x86_64 1.1-1.fc10 installed 11 M

Now if I try yum install k3b and deps I still get the error
"kdelibs3-3.5.10-5.fc11.x86_64 conflicts with file from package kdelibs-common-6:4.2.0-16.fc11.x86_64"

Also on latest update I lost PulseAudio Sound Server.
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Old 28th February 2009, 12:11 AM
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my guess is check bugzilla out, this aint bugzilla so its best to look there while testing a release
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Old 28th February 2009, 12:21 AM
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That will be fixed with tomorrow's Rawhide update.
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