Fedora 7 was released today, bringing with it many of the features that Ubuntu introduced in April, as well as some of its own, providing us Ed Tech-ers with another solid choice as we continue to look for robust, easy to use and install alternatives. While the ease of use and hardware compatibility remain to be fully tested, the release notes posted on Fedora's website look quite promising.
Major improvements include:
- Vastly improved wireless support (out of box support for most Centrino systems, just like the 'buntus and like that planned for SUSE's fall release)
- Updated Xorg supporting plug-and-play external displays and projectors (still really kludgy in Ubuntu 7.4)
- Improved and/or new graphical interfaces for several administration pieces previously only available via the command line (yes, CLI junkies, this is a good thing for the rest of us)
- New boot ISOs that allow for largely Internet/network-based installs (full DVD images are also available)
Sounds like good stuff to me. The one thing that seems to be missing, though, is terminal server support as we've seen in Edubuntu and as promised in the upcoming openSUSE release. K12LTSP.org is still distributing versions based on Fedora Core 6. Has anyone had any luck yet getting this up and running on Fedora 7? Talk back and let us know your thoughts on server and desktop, especially ease of install. The success of the 'buntus lies in their easy installs, usage, and maintenance. How will Fedora 7 fare?