Fedora 10 Review

Posted by dowdle on Dec 1, 2008 10:55 PM EDT
MontanaLinux.org; By Scott Dowdle
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Fedora 10 was officially released on Tuesday November 25, 2008. Since its release I have installed and used it on a number of machines and been running it as my full-time desktop. One of the main complaints about Fedora 9 when it was released was their decision to drop the KDE 3.x desktop and go exclusively with the KDE 4.0.x desktop. Being a KDE user I can concur with the assessment that the version of KDE that shipped on the Fedora 9 install media was not very usable. As a result, I switched to GNOME for a few months until KDE updated to the 4.1.x series. How is KDE 4 in Fedora 10? Much, much better.

Fedora is really aggressive about keeping up with bug fixes and security updates over the lifecycle of their products. With Fedora 9, they updated (and will continue to update) KDE every time the KDE folks did. As a result, the KDE that ships with Fedora 10 is very similar to the KDE that you have on a fully updated Fedora 9 system. This is a good thing. After KDE came out with the 4.1.x series I switched back to KDE and have been fairly happy ever since. That isn't to say that all KDE users are happy with KDE 4 but I find it to be quite usable now.

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