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Fedora 10 Earlybird FAQ

Q: Can I update the Fedora 10 Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final F10 release?

A: Yes. A few days before F10 is finally released, at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final (Cambridge), and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.

Rawhide detritus
While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular F9 to F10 upgrade (or preupgrade).
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"fedora-release" changes to F11 Rawhide a few weeks after release
If you delay updating too long after F10 is released, you may miss the final F10 "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from F10 Rawhide to F10 Cambridge, you will go from F10 Rawhide to F11 Rawhide.

Q: I found a Fedora 10 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?

A: The only way to know for sure is to verify the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official Fedora GPG key. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.

Q: I avoided F9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?

A: No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about a closed-source driver.