In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
The Red Hat News office introduced some of the "Green" Computing features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Mel Chua pointed out an interview with Paul W. Frields on opensource.com. "I firmly believe that open source principles can help combat what I see as a growing problem: local apathy. Apathy comes from feeling you don’t have a voice or a way of making change, while open source makes the opposite possible… two important and connected tenets of the open source way are (1) not letting the possibility of failure get in the way of doing something potentially great, and (2) recognizing when you’ve failed so you can learn from it and move on."
Owen Taylor measured the performance of the GNOME Shell. "One of the big goals of the GNOME 3 Shell is to use animation and visual effects for positive good. An animation explains to the user what the connection is between point A and point B. For this to work, the animation has to be smooth - it can't be a jerky sequence of disconnected frames. Performance matters."
Ian MacGregor offered some tips (and scripts) for easier Linux reinstalls. Ian also shared what the experience was like becoming a Fedora contributor. "I became a Fedora contributor after experiencing what I felt was a highly polished distro and outstanding support from the Fedora user community...Becoming a Fedora contributor was easier than I expected."