"This article presents a review of the Xfce spin, and it is the first
for this edition of Fedora on this site. Fedora 15 sports several new
features. Some are not particularly relevant to a desktop user, but
others are. Those will be noted in the appropriate sections of this review."
"A System running Fedora with KDE SC 4 was spotted on 'Doctor Who
Confidential' episode broadcast this saturday in UK. It is great to see
that large organizations like BBC are using Linux systems for
production. The footage starts at 32:00 where Animation supervisor Neil
Roche is talking about animation effects showing us a system running
eWeek -- DesktopLinux.com
Fedora 15 takes wing with GNOME 3 and SystemD
By Eric Brown
The Fedora Project released the final Fedora 15 "Lovelock" distribution,
the first Linux distro featuring the controversial new GNOME 3 desktop.
Other Fedora 15 features include Linux 2.6.38, a dynamic firewall, the
SystemD configuration utility, and new applications including
LibreOffice and Firefox 4, says the project.
There do not appear to be many notable changes to Fedora 15 since the
_beta was released last month_
<http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS9840525790.html>. As promised, this
appears to be the first shipping Linux distribution to offer _GNOME 3_
<http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4963207030.html>, a major overhaul
to the leading Linux desktop environment that has received far more
brickbats than bouquets from the Linux community since its April release.
"GNOME 3 includes the new “GNOME Shell” user interface which requires 3D
video acceleration, which Fedora provides with open source drivers for
Nvidia, AMD (ATI) and Intel, including support for “Sandybridge” GPUs.
With Fedora 15, 3D support in Nouveau, the open source Nvidia driver, is
now available by default, and the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package
does not need to be installed."
"What are my thoughts about Fedora 15? This is another step forward for
this operating system. Sure, debates between GNOME 3 fans and haters
will inevitably heat up the atmosphere. But from my perspective GNOME 3
is decent software which deserves its future. I think if Unity was as
well designed and developed as GNOME 3, it could gain more supporters in
Ubuntu camp. As for Fedora 15 as operating system, I still like it, as
I always did. And it is still in the list of possible options for
replacement of my any other system on my quadro-boot laptop. When will
it happen and if this is Fedora to replace my current systems - only
time can show."
"It looks good. I like it. Fedora did use a customized version of the
upstream default GNOME 3 wallpaper, but it's pretty with the "birds in
the tree" embellishment in the lower corner. The GNOME 3 desktop is
different from what most folks are accustomed to using, but in my quick
tests I don't think it'd take a lot of work to get used to using it."
"Speaking of Nouveau drivers, I seemed to have at least a minimum of
effects. Things faded in and out and rolled in and out. Other things
were transparent at the appropriate times. Performance seemed pretty
good. I just can't find a whole lot to complain about. I think Fedora
folks did a good job"