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A very early look at Fedora 15 through the 2/17/11 nightly build: It's surprisingly stable

Feb 18, 2011, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

"After a commenter on my entry about the Ubuntu Natty alpha called me "pathetic" for expecting basic functionality from an alpha release, I decided to go deep and look at a pre-alpha for Fedora 15 in the form of a nightly build of the distribution that won't have its official alpha release for another 12 days, nor its official release as F15 until May 10 (a full 12 days after Ubuntu Natty's scheduled April 28 release date and a week shy of three months from now).

"Despite this live image of what will become Fedora 15 being a nightly build of a pre-alpha, I found it surprisingly functional and fast on the desktop, if a little homely design-wise. But work, it does.

"Here's my entry that began as one of my comments to my Ubuntu Natty Alpha entry:

"I just downloaded, burned and am now testing a nightly build of Fedora 15 for x86_64. It's the nightly build for Feb. 17, 2011 - That's today."

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