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Yum, It’s Starting to Get Tasty

Jun 11, 2009, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"Fedora 11, known as Leonidas, should offer a much nicer package management experience. While the major improvements are in the area of memory usage, do the newer products offer much in the way of a speed improvement? How does it compare to Cambridge, Fedora 10?

"For the purposes of the test, both Fedora 10 Cambridge and Fedora 11 Leonidas were installed on the same computer one after the other, using the installation DVD. The the same partitions were used and although Leonidas ships with ext4 by default, only ext3 was used. Naturally the actual list of packages may not be identical, however both consisted of the default install option which incorporates the GNOME desktop as well as the Office and Productivity packages. Both systems also received the latest updates. These tests are by no means intensive, however they should provide at least some insight into the differences between the two systems for every day usage. Finally, the latest Cambridge updates comes with RPM 4.6.1 and Yum 3.2.21, while Leonidas ships RPM 4.7.0 and Yum 3.2.22."

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