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#1 Haggis

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 14:15

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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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 14:24

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

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:02

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

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:16

how do you mean?

post a screenshot

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:39

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:40

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:54

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:04

Thanks for the heads up! Supports UEFI? Sweet!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:07

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:12

sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool


Thanks, I just found that 10 seconds ago lol

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:21

can you do a before and after shot? lol

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:25

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:30

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:42

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:43

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