Welcome Fedora 16!
November 8, 2011
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Today I installed the shiny new Fedora release, and said goodbye to
Fedora 14, which was in my humble opinion the best
Linux distribution I have ever used (oh, I’ve been in F16 for just a couple of hours, and the artwork based on Jules Verne theme it’s a good start: really awesome).
After installing the usual stuff (RPM Fusion it’s very important in this laptop, because I need their non-free packages so my Broadcom wireless works!), the only bit I’ve found confusing is the spell-check support. I had to install
hunspell-en packages (
enchant is required too, but it was already installed) to have spell-checking in all the input boxes. That wasn’t obvious and Evolution’s documentation put me in the right path.
I played a bit with Gnome Tweak Tool, mainly because the default fonts are too big for my resolution (1366×768), and changed the icon theme to the Fedora one (not important, but it’ll help me to feel at home).
I made packages for Nautilus Flickr Uploader, and setted up a repository for
It works as expected, because I already made some changes in previous released to be sure it’ll work fine on Gnome 3. I’m thinking about looking for a better name and performing a serious facelift, now that we’re close to 1000 registered users (according to Flick API information, Nautilus Flickr Uploader has been there for a while).
So far I have a good feeling about this release. Everything feels fast and pleasantly sleek, and the installation and migration of all my data it’s been really fast: less than two hours and I have a full functional work environment.
I’m not completely sure that I’ll fit in Gnome 3, but I’m current again! I’ll try my best to understand why things are the way they are, and contribute to the extent of my possibilities.
Congratulations to all the Fedora team for a impressive release!