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Upcoming Fedora 10 Release Has Style and Substance

Nov 07, 2008, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

"Like openSUSE, booting Fedora for the first time is a different process, and essentially "finishes" what the installer started. Hardware is detected and configured, and users are created at this time. And I admit, I was a little concerned as I finished the user configuration process and was presented with the GNOME display manager.

"One enhancement (and the source of very heated debate) featured in Fedora 10 is how fast and flicker-free the X server kicks in. The technical explanation for the speed increase and the absence of the "flicker" is that the X server has been moved from the traditional virtual terminal 7 to virtual terminal 1. The debate revolves around whether this performance increase warrants the departure from how the rest of the Linux community -- currently, and historically -- manages the X server and virtual terminal configuration. While I can see both sides of that argument, I was more concerned that the first time the X server and GDM started, it seemed pretty typical of every other Linux system."

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