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Fedora 12 Released

This is the last release of a major Linux distro for this year, Fedora 12, codenamed Constantine, has been released today.
In the menu we have improved performances, smaller (so faster) updates, the open Broadcom firmware (so some of the Broadcom wifi cards may work out of the box) and many other new features.
You can read the release announcement on the Fedora wiki, then don’t forget to grab your copy at !

Fedora 10 /usr/local/lib

Under Fedora 10, when you compile and install some programs and software, usualy the installed libraries goes under /usr/local/lib, the problem is, Fedora doesn’t look to files installed under this folder !!!

How can we fix this ?!

Well, it’s easy, login as root, edit the “/etc/” and add “/usr/local/lib” on the top.

Save the file and run “ldconfig”, that’s all !

Fedora 10… Shiny New Features

With the developpement freeze schuduled for tommorow, 28th October, many wonders what new goodies will we have in Fedora 10, codenamed Cambridge.

Well, here is a list of the 13 prime features that are included onto Fedora 10:

For simple users we have:

1- AMQP (Advanced Message Queueing Protocol) Infrastructure: AMQP is a technology that makes it easy to build scalable,high-performance enterprise application.

2- Better printing

3- Better and faster startup

4- Better remote support (I think it’s already good enough with Fedora 9 :p)

5- Imroved PulseAudio, means less power consumption and less latency for audio devices

6- First Aid Kit: An automatic recovery tool, with a funny name, that can fix what ever is wrong with the system ! I don’t think we will need it, since I don’t remember my Fedora has ever crashed :p

7- Kernel mode sharing for graphics: user switching will be faster and smoother !

8- Remote Virtual Settings, to setup virtual machines

9- Security Audit, with new security audit system and intrusion detection system

10- Virtual Storage

Hey ! That’s not everything, Fedora 10 has some goodies for devellopers too:

1- Appliance Tool

2- NetBeans IDE

3- Eclipse 3.4

Well, that’s only¬† the seen part of the new rocking features introduced on Fedora 10, you can read a more in depth article here !

All we have to do now, is to wait for the 25th of November 2008 ! (or grab a beta :D)