Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fedora 18 alpha (late) review

Even we are getting closer to Fedora 18 Beta release, it's no to late to review all the good thing Fedora 18 alpha release has left us. Anaconda installer which has got a major overhaul in this release, terminals can now use 256 colors instead of the old 8 colors, the renew version of Gnome (3.6), and we also have some changes behind the scene, such as firewalld that is now the default firewall software, replacing iptables, a preview of next generation Yum packet manager with DNF and much more...

The new Anaconda interface has been simplified and acts no more as a wizard were you were asked for all the parameters one after the other; instead, the installer presents a few default settings that can be changed and only asks users to configure the parameters that they must decide on, such as installation location, password, network, time and location.

Even we oldies may find this new interface kind of weird, I think it will be a good thing for new people to be able to configure a complete install with a simpler interface, of course this is just the first step of this new interface, we will have to wait to see all the power behind it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hola, Soy José Todea y soy un joven entusiasta del mundo open source, para mí, Linux comenzó como un hobby y aún lo sigue siendo, aunque desde hace un par de años también se ha convertido en mi trabajo, realizando administracion de servidores linux/UNIX, y si bien durante mucho tiempo mantuve dual boot entre Windows y Linux, finalmente llegué al punto en el que rara vez utilizaba Windows, y fue con Fedora que logré esto.
Personalmente, me gustaría dar las gracias a las innumerables personas de todo el mundo que han utilizado gran parte de su tiempo y recursos para crear y mejorar esta distribución y espero poder aportar mi granito de arena para continuar avanzando con su desarollo.

Hi, I'm Jose Todea and I am a young enthusiastic of the open source world, for me, Linux began as a hobby and still is, although for a couple of years it also has become my job, working as a Linux/UNIX SysAdmin, even though I kept dual boot between Windows and Linux for a long time, I finally reached the point where Windows was rarely used, and was with Fedora I accomplished that.
Personally, I would like to thank the countless people worldwide who have used much of their time and resources to create and improve this distribution and hope to contribute my part to continue improving its development.