[in the news] Fedora 15: More than just a pretty interface
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Wed May 25 14:24:08 UTC 2011
Fedora 15: More than just a pretty interface
GNOME emerges from last century
By Scott Gilbertson
The Red Hat–backed Fedora Project has released the latest version of its
Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15, into the wild.
Despite the similarities of the two leading Linux-based PC operating
systems, Fedora has long played second fiddle to Ubuntu in the minds of
many Linux fans. Now – for the first time – there are actually major
differences between the two distros.
For most users, the debate between the two can be distilled down to
GNOME 3 versus Unity. But as always, Fedora remains quite a bit
different under the surface, as well.
With the Unity Shell making waves – and not always good ones – in the
Ubuntu community, Fedora 15 offers something of a refuge for those
frustrated with the Unity Shell.
Unfortunately GNOME 3, Fedora's new default desktop, while in much
better shape than Ubuntu's Unity, is still very different than any
version of GNOME you've used before.
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