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Fedora 12 Introduction

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This is an introduction to Fedora 12 and what's new in Fedora 12. Common issues, etc. This slide was used in the Software Freedom Day, 2009 at Kolkata, India. Original slide made by Rahul Sundaram. Edited by Ratnadeep Debnath.

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Fedora 12 Introduction

  1. 1. Introduction to Fedora 12 Ratnadeep Debnath (rtnpro) Software Freedom Day, CSI Auditorium, Kolkata th 15 September 2009
  2. 2. Quick Facts ● New release every six months ● Free and open source applications only ● Free and open source Infrastructure ● Red Hat is the primary sponsor ● Maintained by volunteers largely (~70%) ● Nearly 15000 installable software packages ● Rapid progress of free and open source softwaare
  3. 3. Four Foundations of Fedora ● Freedom ● Friends ● Features ● First ● (Fun!)
  4. 4. Rapid Innovation ● NetworkManager ● SELinux ● PulseAudio ● PackageKit ● Plymouth ● DeviceKit
  5. 5. What's New in Fedora 11? ● 20 second startup time, Plymouth improvements and Kernel Mode Support ● Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards ( No 3D support yet!) ● Ext4 as default filesystem. Btrfs tech preview ● Presto Yum Plugin for Delta RPM's ● GDM and GNOME finger print integration ● Windows Cross Compiler (MinGW + cross compiled packages) ● Automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit ● Firefox 3.5 and Thunderbird 3.0 pre releases and Openoffice.org 3.1 ● Improved I18N support via Ibus input method ● Virtualization and Security enhancements ● RPM 4.7, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, Linux Kernel 2.6.29, Python 2.6. GCC 4.4 and several other changes.
  6. 6. Gotchas in Fedora 11! ● No GRUB support for Ext4 yet ● GNOME Power Manager is moody ● Pulse Audio Volume Control integration warts ● Intel Graphics drive issues ● fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs
  7. 7. What's new in Fedora 12? As always Fedora is a feature full distribution and has got new stuff for you, me and people from different walks of life ... ● I686 and Presto by default ● XZ (LZMA) compression in RPM ● Pulse Audio integration improvements ● Empathy as default Instant messenger ● NetworkManager – system wide,Ipv6 support ● PolicyKit 1.0, liblvm, debug info filesystem, kernel 2.6.31
  8. 8. Fedora 12 Release Schedule ● Planning and development begins 10/06/2009 ● Freeze Features – Planning & development ends 04/08/2009 ● Alpha release 25/8/2009 ● Software Translation Deadline 22/09/2009 ● Beta Final Development Freeze 29/09/2009 ● Beta Release 13/10/2009 ● Compose release candidate 28/10/2009 ● Fedora 12 final release 10/11/2009
  9. 9. For desktop users & everyone ● KDE 4.3 ● Gnome 2.28 ● Better webcam support ● Mobile Broadband Enhancements ● NetworkManager Ipv6 and System Connections ● Improved power management ● Abrt 1.0
  10. 10. Virtualization ● KSM ● KVM ● KVM Huge Page Backed Memory ● KVM NIC Hotplug ● KVM Stable Guest ABI ● Libguestfs ● Virt Privileges
  11. 11. Other Changes & utilities ● Dracut ● Open Shared Root ● PolicyKit 1.0 ● X86 Support ● XZ RPM Payloads ● NetworkManager System Connections + Ipv6 ● NFSv4Default ● XI2
  12. 12. Fedora in Netbooks Fedora Moblin ● Add support to Fedora for the Moblin Core NetBook/NetTop/MID desktop environment
  13. 13. Fedora 12 Spins ● Electronic Lab Spin ● Education Spin ● Games Spin ● LXDE Spin ● XFCE Spin
  14. 14. Common Issues! ● /boot must be a minimum of 500 MB ● RAID array creation fails, hanging the system ● Installation fails on systems with media card reader attached ● Alpha live images too large to fit on a CD ● nomodeset kernel option ignored
  15. 15. What can you do? ● Download Fedora 12 Alpha ● Install Fedora 12 Alpha ● Test it ● Submit Bugs ● Contribute in Q-A
  16. 16. Questions? rtnpro on #fedora-ambassadors rtnpro@fedoraproject.org

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