Fedora 11's best five features
May 28, 2009, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I've been using Fedora 11 since the late beta showed
up in mid-April, and I've been very impressed. It's fast, it's
stable, and it's got a snazzy new look. That said, there's one
change that I'm not crazy about, audio control, so let's get that
out of the way first.
"In Fedora 11, or more properly its main desktop interface,
GNOME 2.26, uses a new and mindlessly simple audio control: the
PulseAudio volume control widget. Instead of multiple sliders that
give you direct control over the low-level ALSA (Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture) system, you get one slider for volume. That's