Rawhide… at last

Yesterday I finished the upgrade of my main FC4 desktop machine to the development version of Fedora (aka Rawhide). Although, this is not recommended (a proper approach would be to install FC4 cleanly and then upgrade to rawhide), the whole process went well. Actually, many of the installed software was removed and then I had to re-install, but that was just allright.

I also had done so at the time FC5 Test 1 was released, but I had severe performance issues in the GNOME environment, so I had reverted my system back to the stable version. This time, all went well and I was impressed with the improvements regarding GNOME’s performance and responsiveness.

There are still many issues though, but this was expected, as the development has just started to move towards the Test 3 release. The good thing is that many Mono applications are already included, Beagle and F-Spot are my favorites.

I intend to keep the Rawhide version until FC5 final is out and report bugs to the Bugzilla.

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George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.