Some of what Fedora 17 brings us

The news that it will include has been published Fedora 17 in the Project Wiki and as is typical of this distribution, it will bring us interesting improvements that will be worth trying.

Without a doubt one of the most interesting things is the moving files and settings de / bin, / sbin y / lib a / Usr, making use of symbolic links, something that had already been discussed in this article. This brings with it a greater organization and cleanliness in the file system, now being as follows:

|-- etc
|-- usr
| |-- bin
| |-- sbin
| |-- lib
| `-- lib64
|-- run
|-- var
|-- bin -> usr/bin
|-- sbin -> usr/sbin
|-- lib -> usr/lib
`-- lib64 -> usr/lib64

The function of each directory will be the following:

  • / Usr - Installed System; Shareable Files; Read Only possibility.
  • / Etc - Configuration data not shareable.
  • / var - Persistent, non-shareable data
  • / run - Volatile, non-shareable data; Required for the tmpfs file system.

Fedora 17 includes many other novelties, such as Boost 1.48, Gnome-Shell will not need 3D acceleration to be executed, Btrfs by default, Better integration with PackageKit, New system for checking the quality of passwords, and many others that we can see in the following table:

 % complete Name Summary Updated
80% Boost 1.48 Update Boost to the upstream (latest) 1.48 release. 2011-12-17
0% BTRFS Default File system Make BTRFS the default file system for normal installs. 2011-11-15
75% ConsoleKit Automatic Seat Removal and Support A grab-bag of little cleanups and improvements all related to session and seat handling. 2011-07-27
80% DRI2 Drivers Only Ship 2D DRI3 only drivers in F17. 2011-11-17
10% Rendering software for gnome-shell Make gnome-shell work with software-rendering on most hardware]] 2011-11-21
100% Inscript 2 Keymaps m17n keymaps for Indic languages ​​follow new Enhanced Inscript draft standard (Inscript2). 2011-11-15
100% KDE Plasma Dependency Generation and PackageKit Integration Add automatically-generated RPM dependencies for services related to KDE Plasma and PackageKit hooks to use them to Plasma. 2011-12-03
50% Move all to / usr Provide a simple way of mounting almost the entire installed operating system read-only, atomically snapshot it, or share it between multiple hosts to save maintenance and space. 2011-11-22
80% ns-3 Network Simulator A discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted Primarily for research and educational use. 2011-12-05
30% SysV to Systemd Porting from sysVinit init scripts to systemd unit files. 2011-11-04
40% virtio-scsi A new storage architecture for KVM based on SCSI. 2011-07-14

I wish and the rest of the distributions would follow the example of Fedora.

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  1.   Courage said

    Hahahaha super Debian doesn't bring that much huh ???? LOL

    As always Fedora bringing a lot of news with each new version

    1.    rogertux said

      So many news that sometimes cause problems!
      Before installing Fedora make sure that it has not been released for a few days, because otherwise ...

      1.    Courage said

        I have already used Fedora and I have not had problems, really

      2.    Thirteen said

        Fedora, as is known, is one of the riskiest distros when it comes to integrating new features and recent versions of packages. That is where he bases part of his identity and his virtues. That is why it should not surprise us that there is a risk of encountering a problem (especially when a new version has just been released). However it is not always so. In my case, for example, it was fatal with Fedora 14, but very well with versions 15 and 16 in terms of stability.


  2.   aeraulx said

    Thinking about whether to install Debian, LMDE, Arch or Fedora ... What kernel will Fedora 17 carry?

    It is that I need kernel 3.2 for my broadcom to work ...

    1.    Courage said

      Install Arch, rolling release KISS

      1.    aeraulx said

        I had Arch, but I couldn't get broadcom to work with ndiswrapper, much less with the linux driver. What a mess haha, everything is "thanks" to Apple ... only that fails me, and look I like Arch ...

        Let's see if one day I get ...

        PS: Surely touching something in rc.conf solves everything Haha.

        1.    Courage said

          I recommend that you look at hardware compatibility lists before anything else

    2.    pandev92 said

      The kernel is downloaded and compiled if necessary, that's the least of it, in fact there are nice and short tutorials on how to do that

  3.   kik1n said

    Pfff if Fedora is Rollign I think it would remove my arch

    1.    Courage said

      But it wouldn't be KISS

  4.   jose said

    Fedora has the smoothest and most beautiful startup of all the distros…. but it goes at full speed and that can with me. Why don't they do a rolling or at least an LTS? What about Fedora-based distros? If Ubuntu has done good and bad alike.

    1.    Courage said

      Ubuntu goes faster

      1.    ldd said

        yes, but not as fast as your windows.

  5.   eyromy said

    well, I use fedora 16 and the truth is that fedora never disappoints me, as "linux windows" has always done, that is, the heaviest distribution is ubuntu, and it should be noted that I have the test repositories enabled and not even so I have errors ^. ^

    1.    amaranth said

      I would like to say the same thing, I had many headaches with Fedora 15 and 16, to the point that I stopped using Linux and programming in free languages. Ubuntu sadly became nonsense since the 11.x edition

  6.   Javier of the Christ said

    Just a few months ago I changed from windows to linux, I started testing with ubuntu, and at first I liked it, but when I tried to take advantage of the capabilities of some of the programs that it brings, I found it very difficult. As for example, the programs when they were working they closed for me, at first it was a huge mess to configure the wifi, among other difficulties, I decided then to try with fedora 15, the experience was not very different in some things, especially in the configuration of the internet, which I consider was worse than in ubuntu, but some problems changed especially in the stability part. The central point in my comment is that for a common or traditional user the difficulties have been greatly reduced to the point that it is daring to say that one linux distribution is better than another (I only know Ubuntu and Fedora). However, I still have many difficulties, because a large part of the things he did require powerful and specialized software (high-performance scientific computing) and in that aspect I found enormous differences in the two distributions, a question arises for me if the sets of packages (the specialized ones) that both distributions bring are free software and open source because in some cases they differ so much and in some cases the packages are already obsolete and have been discontinued, such as the LabPlot graphic libraries in fedora (very obsolete) and the disappearance of the qtiplot in fedora (I think it continues in ubuntu) which is the closest thing to OriginLab which is expensive by the way. In this type of situation I perceived that there are more bugs in Ubuntu than in fedora, so the changes for the traditional user are substantial and for specific users in some cases not, it is possible that my comment is completely wrong and therefore I apologize. as I said at the beginning I am only talking about the experience of a newbie

  7.   ght said

    with fedora 16 gnome-shell goes from pm with free ati hdxxx drivers and also with catalysts. In ubuntu and arch it crashes me to the point of rendering it unusable (for formatting) I don't know what fedora has in its intricacies but for now it has a lot of advantage over the rest as far as gnome-shell integration is concerned, at least for the bloody atis

  8.   Diego Campos said

    Well, I'm really impressed with these new features, which as always is typical of fedora, but that "usrmove" doesn't seem like a great idea anymore, especially after reading a post about a fedora user (very advanced?) About the "problems »So to speak, that would bring that change and the distros that would also do that D:
    because the truth says things that in my opinion make a lot of sense.


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