Friday, October 16th, 2009

Fedora to Get Mini’ed with Moblin

September 15, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Fedora to Get Mini’ed with Moblin

I commonly write about Ubuntu-based distros for the netbook but it looks like the Fedora team’s doing something about the growing netbook community as well. As I have said before, Moblin looks like an awesome project that showcases a user interface that lets netbook users maximize its features and screen space. Check out which hardware Fedora Moblin will support. This project could lead to Fedora on many different devices, targetting netbooks and mobile internet devices and the like. Popular netbooks like Acer’s Aspire One, Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 and Asus’ EEE PC are currently the devices involved …read more

Fedora + Chrome? Yes, You Can Have It!

June 26, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under How To

Fedora + Chrome? Yes, You Can Have It!

For Fedora 10 and Fedora 11 users, there’s an online guide on how to install Chrome on it. You don’t really need Crossover Chromium now because there are packages of Chromium available at: https://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/. You could click the RPM to install it or use the command

rpm -ivh <package-name>

You could also install Chromium via Yum and with that method, updates are automatic.
I tried installing the debs of Chromium before and it was really just too slow so I didn’t really use it. Also, I am not a developer so I can’t really push back any improvements to …read more

Fedora 11 Leonidas is Released

June 13, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Announcements

Fedora 11 Leonidas is Released

The wait is over for Fedora fans as Fedora 11, named Leonidas, because it has been released. You could start with the downloads already. You could get it from the Fedora Project’s download page. There are install CDs and live ones too.
Nifty features:

20-second boot-up. How much faster could boot-up times go? But a 20-second boot-up would be nice.
Automatic fonts and Mime installer. If you’re not familiar with the file format, it’s ok. You could try opening it and you will be prompted if you want to search for the application that will open it. …read more

Revising Fedora Made Easy by Revisor

April 12, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, advocacy

Revising Fedora Made Easy by Revisor

If you’ve been wondering if Linux distros, especially Fedora, could ever change the way it’s packaged then it’s time to try out Revisor.
I read about Revisor on Tutorial: Build Your Own Linux Distro and it looks like a nifty tool for those who would want to help out their friends in figuring out what applications in Fedora are useful. This is great if you also want to help out your friends switch to Linux and you’ve got their needs in mind already.
Whether it’s for a netbook without an optical drive or an old machine with a CD-ROM drive and …read more

Fedora 9 released

May 14, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World., applications

Fedora 9 released

Fedora 9 has the following features:

FreeIPA – for managing identities and authentication
support for resizing ext2, ext3 and NTFS partitions during install
support for creating and installing to encrypted file systems
unified installer of packages via PackageKit

Desktop environments such as GNOME 2.22 and KDE4 are available so you could choose either.
I guess that for people who are dual-booting or have other types of file systems on other partitions the best thing in the release is the ability to resize partitions. I’ve encountered people who have had difficulties resizing the partitions on their hard drives and so they have to boot into the …read more


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