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Fedora 18 Finally Released

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The new version, which was previously name as Spherical Cow, supports UEFI Secure Boot, comes with a rewritten installation UI, and the System Storage Manager(SSM) as a command-line interface to provide a unified view of storage management tools, as well as a choice of five different desktop interfaces, including Gnome 3.6, Cinnamon, Mate Desktop, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.9, and Xfce 4.10.

Developers get updated language versions including Rails 3.2, Python 3.3, and Perl 5.16, as well as Clojure, which adds tooling packages libraries and frameworks. SysAdmins can now deploy offline system updates, use StorageManagement tools and libraries to manage storage area networks and network attached storage, and take advantage of the integration of Samba 4.

Not surprisingly, Fedora 18 is also equipped with a few more cloud features, including the integration of Eucalyptus 3.2, platform for private Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds, support for OpenStack, as well as the integration of oVirt Engine, a management app for the oVirt virtualization platform, and an ability to suspend and resume guests within virtual machines.

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im installing it now @ work :) dual boot with #!

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Not keen on the default fonts / folders, makes it look 5 year old

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how do you mean?

post a screenshot

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how do you mean?

post a screenshot

Just looking at the screens on their download page compared to distros like mint / *buntu

I know its an easy fix but fonts like FreeSans look much nicer

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ah ok got ye lol

i never noticed if they are ifferent to F17

might try freesans if they are good lol

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ah ok got ye lol

i never noticed if they are ifferent to F17

might try freesans if they are good lol

I always change the default Linux fonts to freesans, they look much more polished, especially if you set hinting to 'none'

I just tried to change them in Fedora and it appears its not as straight forward as other distros lol, how do I change fonts in Fedora? Is there not an advanced system settings UI we can install ?

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Thanks for the heads up! Supports UEFI? Sweet!

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I always change the default Linux fonts to freesans, they look much more polished, especially if you set hinting to 'none'

I just tried to change them in Fedora and it appears its not as straight forward as other distros lol, how do I change fonts in Fedora? Is there not an advanced system settings UI we can install ?


sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

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sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Thanks, I just found that 10 seconds ago lol

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can you do a before and after shot? lol

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can you do a before and after shot? lol

Sure, although the before shot looks the same as the downloads page screens :p

Waiting for it to update in vmware atm, taking ages

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did you install from the livecd into VM or from the dvd download?

i wanna do just a minimal install next time but not sure how well that will go lool

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did you install from the livecd into VM or from the dvd download?

i wanna do just a minimal install next time but not sure how well that will go lool

Pretty sure it was the live cd, I installed this a few weeks back, its Fedora 17 I'm running in VMWare atm, haven't install 18 yet

Live CD installs the basics everyone uses, if you want extras from the DVD I think you can get them all from the software centre

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yeah i installed my F17 from the gnome livecd but there a load of stuff on there i dont use, media players and such

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wow, fedora is a PITA to install new fonts compared to mint etc lol

For some reason I can't change the folders though, maybe a vmware thing

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wow, fedora is a PITA to install new fonts compared to mint etc lol For some reason I can't change the folders though, maybe a vmware thing

Wow! That does look nice. I'll try that font out when I get home. Thanks for that! And, yeah I'll be the first to agree with you that Gnome 3 can be a pain, sometimes.

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will need to wait to see them when i get home

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Been running this release since yesterday and I love it. I never change fonts, the default is optimal for me. Detection, it takes time to get used to running Fedora. Not sure why you can't change the folders though. That could be as you said a vmware issue.

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Been running this release since yesterday and I love it. I never change fonts, the default is optimal for me. Detection, it takes time to get used to running Fedora. Not sure why you can't change the folders though. That could be as you said a vmware issue.

Ive worked it out, I needed to install themes etc via Terminal instead :)

Found a decent beginners tutorial for bringing some eye candy to the scene

http://smashingweb.info/fedora-17-post-installation-guide-things-to-do-after-installing-fedora-17/

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Can't seem to get the F18 Live CD to load properly in VMWare, reaches a blue wallpaper and never reaches the desktop

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working great on my work pc... using cinnamon :)

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I think i will wait a few weeks and stick F18 on when i get my ssd

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Downloading now, ta.

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