Thu, 07 Jun 2007
Just a brief note on my experience with Fedora 7: I have installed in on my laptop the day before the release, and now I have all my workstation except my dual-seat home computer upgraded. I have not found any significant changes in the user interface (which I guess is good). Newer versions of everything, of course (read the Release notes for an official list).
- Liferea does not crash anymore.
- Way better fonts in the desktop apps. Altough for
gnome-terminalI am staying with Lucida Sans Typewriter, because at my resolution it offers the best readability for the smallest size; a full-screen terminal has 223x86 characters on my main monitor.
- The update process overwrites
/etc/fstab(this has probably something to do with new
libata-based IDE drivers; they probably wanted to play it safe for most users - we who do not use the default fstab can probably fix it themselves after the install). I had to remember how did my
- I have not tried a fresh install yet, just a bunch of upgrades. The release notes say that things like SCIM input methods work by default (so everybody can write japanese now without altering the environment variables in their
- Those balloons are nice :-)
- Spell checking in Firefox/Galeon is nice, I just have to figure out how to switch it to the Czech language while keeping the rest of the system in English.
In the day of the release, we have even tried to use the second gigabit uplink of the faculty network, so the output of our FTP server has briefly exceeded 1 Gbit/s several times. So what are you waiting for? It is time for upgrade, and F7 will definitely not bite you!
6 replies for this story:
Spell checking is nice, but I still have no idea how to tell epiphany to use Czech dictionary :-)
Honza wrote: Spellchecking in Firefox
I'm not sure what browser you actually use, but in Firefox 220.127.116.11 it is enough to install the extension with the dictionary of the language you want to use (default language should be there)and then use right-click to switch languages.
Yenya wrote: Spellchecker
I have aspell-cs package installed, but setting "cs" or "cs_CZ" or "cs-CZ" in about:config/*spell* does not help, and after restarting the browser it returns back to the default of "en-US".
Petr wrote: Terminus
I've found the best font for terminals: terminus, it doesn't use font smoothing and it's great readable at 8pt size
Yenya wrote: Re: Terminus
A quick look revealed that Terminus font contains only 690 characters (no Kanji, and even no Hiragana and Katakana). Unusable for me.
Vasek Stodulka wrote:
Maybe here is a good place to ask: Are there some "legacy" kernels for Fedora? My crappy TV card does not work since 2.6.19, so I need 2.6.18 with kmod-lirc and kmod-nvidia. (And do not send me to bugzilla, the card is defective by design and moreover I think it is broken someway - it is a waste of time to repair the support fot it in kernel.)