Tuesday, June 26, 2007

what's new F7

..create your own distro
...recompile and use only what you need for specifics
.....pe part of open community.
What’s new in Fedora™ 7 (besides a shortened name)? Just a few important things:

* No more division: Fedora Core and Extras have been combined into one seamless software universe.
* We’ve entered the era of the remix. If you don’t like our Fedora you can make your own.

Watch the video. You’ll see what we mean.

And when you’re done, get your copy of Fedora 7 via Bittorrent at torrent.fedoraproject.org.

see it for yourself:


Monday, June 25, 2007

install livna repo howto

Under F7, here is how to install livna repo for your yum

#yum install http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm

*Livna provides binary ready packages for F7 which *might contain non-free ready binary packages for F7.

This was my temporary solution while I await for Chikka (TM) binaries for linux to be on production state :( so I might as well choose the java applet alternative using.

F7 - Fedora 7

The previous was Fedora Core 6, now they call it F7 - Fedora 7 which was released last May 31, 2007. I actually waited 4 days before I start downloading.

Yes, I have successfully downloaded a DVD ISO image. And happy to have my first captured desktop image after a 3rd reboot of a fully functional F7 powered desktop. See image below:

Here is my original xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Have played installing it via CDROM, via VMware, via VirtuaBox, from network, from shared NFS, from FTP and HTTP , most of all, handsfree installation via anaconda kickstart, just to play for a while. And the experience was awesome ! Having played Fedora Core 1 up to Fedora Core 6 - Fedora 7 was THE most furnished of them all. Well done F7 guys, keep moving up!

Distrowatch shows Fedora is still #3 from linux world, not bad. Well, nobody yet is willing to sponsor and distribute free CDs/DVDs worldwide from linux distros except Ubuntu.

With F7, you get the latest and bleeding-edge apps versions including zero-day bug patch right away. Such as the more secure SELinux which was production tested with F7 before any known linux distro. Another one was Fedora Directory server and more - compared to all linux distros, new ones would surely follow then.

Well, keep it up.

**It has been a while since my last posting dated Dec 2006, my apologies - I was blog-idle but not PID-defunct yet so here I am, blogging back. Oh, I was suprised to know that I had nice unique hits in more than 20 counties worldwide. Thanks peeps.

My current uptime is 33 days without desktop reboot, I am not sure if I can break my 285 days uptime again. Power source problem... :(


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