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!