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Fedora In the News

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1].

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

GNOME 3.4: Are We There Yet?

Jason Brooks posted[1]:

At Linux.com, Joe Brockmeier reviews GNOME 3.4 running on Fedora 17 alpha:

"So the big question for GNOME 3.4 is... are we there yet? Different people will define 'there' differently, but I define 'there' as 'a welcome desktop environment for users who liked and used GNOME 2.x.'

"I think the answer is yes, but only with a bit of tweaking. If choosing a desktop for myself, I'd probably opt for the Cinnamon fork of GNOME 3.x for now. But I wouldn't be hesitant to put GNOME 3.4 on a desktop for a friend or family member at this point."

The full review is available[2].

  1. https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014253.html
  2. https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/560052-gnome-34-are-we-there-yet

Fedora 18 to use tmpfs by default

Jason Brooks posted[1]:

"A feature proposal by Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers to mount the /tmp directory using tmpfs by default in Fedora 18 was recently accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo). This means that the next version of Fedora will store the temporary directory in RAM rather than on a partition on the disk. This makes the system gain some performance and improves the lifetime of solid state drives (SSDs) as it limits writes to the disk."

The full article is available [2].

  1. https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014252.html
  2. http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-18-to-use-tmpfs-by-default-1499432.html