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Trying Fedora for 3 months

That’s right folks, I’m going to use Fedora (Leonidas) on my main desktop machine for 3 months and see how it goes.

I’ve wanted to do this for ages, but always got put off by Yum. Now that yum isn’t quite as sucky as it used to be, I’m going to try and give Fedora a real shot.

It’s gonna be hard.. I don’t know the Fedora/RedHat way of doing things, so I might need some advice along the way! I’ll post issues that I have up here.

Here goes!! Wish me luck 🙂


Yum, it’s starting to get tasty

Matt will attest the fact that I eagerly download each and every new Fedora release, hoping that this release will be one I could see myself using long term. Fedora 11 Leonidas is out and one of the marked improvements is the release of RPM 4.7.0, which has much better memory management. I wanted to see if this translates into performance gains in every day computing and have written an article for Linux Magazine with my findings.