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I'm FedUp with Fedora!

Sorry, couldn't resist. =)

So normally I do my updates from one version of Fedora to the next using yum, in particular the Upgrading Fedora using yum guide. Usually it works pretty good. I didn't really have much good experience with PreUpgrade the few times I tried it, so I wanted to give FedUp a try.

In my Parallels Fedora 17 VM it worked amazingly well. So decided to try it ...

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Upgrading and Installing Fedora 18 in VMware Fusion

I was thoroughly excited about Fedora 18 until I actually went to install it. I use Fedora 17 on a laptop and a desktop, but I also have copies in virtual machines that I use for testing -- these virtual machines run in VMware Fusion on my Mac Pro. So never having used Fedora 18 during any of the betas or anything, first thing I did was try to install it in VMware.

A ...

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Fedora 15 upgrade

So I upgraded my Fedora 14 workstation to Fedora 15 last night using the yum update method (I've used preupgrade a few times and it's worked on some and botched on others (mostly due to not enough space on /boot)). Since with other distros I've either used apt to do a dist-ugprade or the urpmi equivalent, this is somewhat my preferred upgrade path. I've done it before and it worked amazingly well, so ...

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Chromium on Fedora Linux is closing in on Firefox

The TechMail from a few weeks ago was Chromium on Fedora Linux is closing in on Firefox which takes a look at using Spot's Chromium for Fedora repo (thanks Spot!) to get Chromium running on Fedora. I have to admit that in the last month or so, I have thoroughly enjoyed running Chromium on Fedora 14 (F15 will be upgraded to this weekend hopefully), and don't miss Firefox at all (although I still ...

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Fan speeds in Fedora on HP Core i7 system

My main Fedora workstation is an HP desktop. It's got a Core i7 quad CPU (Q9300), 8GB RAM, and dual boots Windows 7 and Fedora 13.

Dear lazyweb, how can I make this system as quite on Fedora as it is on Windows? It's absolutely silent when Win7 is running, but when Fedora is running the fans are quite noisy. Most of the time the system has a load average of 0.00 so ...

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Fedora 12 boasts enhanced performance, improved reporting, better graphics

This week's TechMail is Fedora 12 boasts enhanced performance, improved reporting, better graphics which is a great big gushy welcome to Constantine! The tip highlights some of my favourite new features in Fedora 12. I've been running the beta on my new HP machine for about a month now and I love it. Can't wait to update my laptop to F12 (probably on the weekend... if I behave and can hold ...

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Save time on downloads with delta RPMs in Fedora 11

This week's TechMail is Save time on downloads with delta RPMs in Fedora 11 which discusses the delta RPM feature in Fedora, how to set it up and use it, and why you would want to. Delta RPMs don't make sense for everyone, but they will for quite a few people (i.e. low bandwidth situations with decent processor speeds as opposed to high bandwidth and possibly lower processor speeds). Regardless, delta RPMs ...

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How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11

This week's TechMail is How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11 which discusses my first foray into using Virtual Machine Manager and KVM. It's no surprise that I'm a big virtualization fan, but this is the first time I've used something baked directly into the Linux kernel. I've played with qemu, vmware workstation/server/fusion, and openvz, but never KVM. It's definitely different, but quite good. I've got a test ...

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