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THIS IS FEDORA: Fedora 11 Released

June 9th, 2009 No comments

This is FEDORA.

Fedora 11 aka Leonidas has been released. Whilst the front page is yet to be updated the mirrors are being updated as I write and ISO’s are being propogated.

Download ISO:

In Australia? Try the local mirrors:

Bit of a torrenter? See the Torrent Tracker page.

Approximate sizes (from internode):

Fedora-11-i686-Live.iso             688M
Fedora-11-i686-Live-KDE.iso         686M
Fedora-11-x86_64-Live.iso           691M
Fedora-11-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso       693M

See the Fedora 11 Release Notes for more information about changes in this release, the Fedora 11 feature list or the Unoffficial Fedora 11 Guide.

I’ve been awaiting this release primarily for the Linux Kernel v2.6.29 (in comparison to Jaunty‘s Kernel 2.6.28) which brings a slew of updates to the table – in particular KMS (Kernel mode setting – flicker free graphics), the inclusion of Btrfs in the kernel for preliminary testing and better memory mangement. Ofcourse Fedora 11 ships with X.org 1.6 as well. With the inclusion of GCC 4.4 all packages are now compiled with gcc4.4 too.

I’ve only dabbled in Fedora 10, but I think its a worthy move from my primarily Ubuntu lifestyle.

Whats really interesting though, is that Ubuntu 9.10 seems to have a decent performance bump, so whilst the wait for Fedora 11 is over, its time to get excited about the snappier the Karmic Koala.

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Weekend Nerding: Ubuntu 9.04 and GCC 4.4.0 released!

April 24th, 2009 2 comments

Just verfied that today is Friday – they really need an RSS feed for this. What better time to release GCC 4.4.0 and the highly anticipated Ubuntu 9.04.

GCC 4.4.0 brings improved C++0x support, a new register allocator and with the merge of the Graphite branch, which is “a new framework for loop optimizations based on a polyhedral intermediate representation”. More changes are detailed in their release notes.

As for Ubuntu 9.04, all the lovely bits of changes are documented in the Ubuntu 9.04 overview and dont forget the updated UbuntuGuide for Jaunty. Download links and local Australian Mirrors for iinet & internode.

Woo yeah for Friday.

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Funky Jaunty: Ubuntu 9.04 Release Candidate, its almost here!

April 17th, 2009 1 comment

Excited Jen? You should be. Ubuntu 9.04 (aka Jaunty Jackalope) will be out in less than a week, and if you cant wait, grab the Release candidate and give it ago.

Amongst the highlights:

Our main server box (Zeus) is still running 7.04, so I think its about time I upgrade the little guy to the latest and greatest, 2 years later with a fresh dose of hardware.

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