15. November 2017 · Comments Off on Fedora 27 arrives · Categories: Fedora

Fedora 27 was officially released yesterday, November 14, 2017.

Today I downloaded it and upgraded one of my VMs from Fedora 25 to Fedora 27. That went very well, so I upgraded my main workstation. That went well, too and I am using that workstation to write this post.

It took about 3 hours to do the upgrade using the dnf upgrade plugin. I have written a script that does all the work so I just run that and check up on it later. This upgrade procedure has worked well for the last four  version upgrades.

I have only played – er experimented – with F27 for a few minutes but I will try to write a bit more about it soon.,

Read the announcement here:  https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-27


14. July 2017 · Comments Off on Fedora 26 Released · Categories: Announcements, Fedora, Linux

Fedora 26 was released July 11 and I have already upgraded several of my computers with it. My initial impressions are mainly very positive. This is not intended to be a complete or intensive review, just a quick record of my first encounters with it.

I have successfully upgraded five of my eight hosts since yesterday morning. Of the ones that have not yet been upgraded, one, a very old and slow EeePC is still in process, I have not started one, and one encountered a problem during the upgrade. The successful upgrades were easy and even though one encountered a problem during the upgrade, restarting the upgrade after adding more space to /usr and /var resolved that problem. You do use LVM so you can do that, too, when required, don’t you?

As for how it looks and works – most of the changes are under the hood and can’t be seen on the desktop. Except for the new default wallpapers, of course. One of those new wallpapers is an animated one of leafless trees on a blue and white wintry background that changes dark to light and back to dark as the day progresses. Some of the major under the cover changes are a new version of GCC, and new versions of Goolang and Python.

Fedora 26 is distributed in three main options, Workstation, Server, and Atomic host. It also comes in several additional spins that are created and supported by special interest groups such as Fedora Labs, and the Python Classroom.

Read the announcement here: https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-26-is-here/

Or just go ahead and download it here: https://getfedora.org/

Fedora Spins are located here: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/