Fedora 10 Rocks!

After wading through fedora-testing emails, I was quite hesitant to change my desktop to Fedora 10. Why?

  1. I have a working CentOS 5.2 and it’s working fine.
  2. The download keeps getting paused and I can’t be bothered to make it faster.
  3. I’m being lazy. Fedora-testing has those scary scenarios that I want to veer away from then. 😀

So now, after banking in my first full weekend and finally getting that massage, I’m lethargic no more! Yay!

Initial impressions

  • The boot up sequence is clean, must be the new bootloader – plymouth. Definitely looks like Windows booting up.
  • Was able to set static IP using System->Preferences->Network Configuration on first try.
  • Installed Adobe Flash 64-bit easily. No shamanistic rituals required.
    • Download the package from Adobe.
    • Extract libflashplayer.so from the tar.gz package.
    • Move libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins.
  • Peeked on the ext4 option while disk partitioning. I chickened out and installed ext3. Maybe later.

1 Comment

  1. Michael Gaughan says:

    I have to disagree with the static IP statement made above. I thought I was losing my mind when I could not set a static IP at home or at work. I thought “DHCP works great, who would anyone put out an operating system where the IP address could not be set?”. But after a quick google, I see that I am not the only one. Does anybody know when this will be addressed with a patch?


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