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Fedora Core 5 Test 3 released
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    Fedora Core 5 Test 3 released

    Forty-four years ago, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched
    into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital
    flight by an American astronaut. Russia had already sent two cosmonauts
    into orbit at this time. In the many following years Russian and
    America race each other for space superiority. Much later Russia and
    America have finally started cooperating in Earth's adventures into
    space. Competition is good, but collaboration can by so much better.

    Today, Open Source stands as one of the ultimate examples of
    collaboration. No boundaries, no borders, no barriers. As an example
    of this collaboration, we are proud to announce:

    Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Now Available
    ==================================
    The Fedora Project announces the third release of the Fedora Core 5
    development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and PPC/PPC64
    architectures. Beware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux
    experts/enthusiasts or for technology evaluation, as many parts are
    likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.

    http://fedora.redhat.com/About/schedule/
    Final is scheduled for release March 15. This aggressive schedule makes vitally
    important your help in testing, reporting and suggesting fixes for bugs.
    Please direct bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com, Product Fedora Core,
    Version fc5test3. As always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed
    by updates and search for existing bugs before filing.

    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/R...FreezeProcess/
    During the continual freeze process, very few changes will be
    introduced. This is to prevent new bugs from surfacing and to ensure
    that Fedora Core 5 is the best release we can make it. Rawhide reports
    over the next three weeks should be very sparse. Please do test the few
    updates extensively.

    Thanks to all in the Fedora Project who have contributed to this
    release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.

    Downloads
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    DVD, CD and network installation are available.
    Please read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more
    details.

    http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
    The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.

    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
    HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors
    listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.

    Notable Features of FC5 Test 3
    ==============================
    * Xen, now with x86_64!
    * Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
    * Rebuilt again on later gcc4.1 snapshot for performance and security
    * Hibernate should be functional on a wide variety of hardware again
    (use pm-hibernate to test)
    * PPC Install CDs are bootable once again
    * Unified SRPM set instead of one per arch
    * Lots of bugfixes from Test 2 release testing
    * 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum

    http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/
    Latest version of release notes are available from here. (not yet
    uploaded, will be soon.

    Important Warnings
    ==================
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FC5Test3CommonProblems
    Please see this page for an updated list of important notes for FC5test3
    in order to avoid common problems and troubleshoot problems that you may
    see.

    Have fun testing this release, and enjoy the collaboration
    of Linux.

    Get it at torrent.fedoraproject.org, love it on your computer!
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


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    I can't wait for the release version!! I've heard nothing but good things about 5 Beta.
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    It rocks so much it's just incredible - I strongly recommend grabbing the final release and installing it everywhere.
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


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    Here's a bit of a teaser for you, my FC5 desktop.

    www.lovesunix.net/fc5.jpg
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


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    That looks sooo nice! I too am awaiting the Fedora Release but I just wish that they would wait to include a stable version of GNOME 2.14
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    Quote Originally Posted by shebang
    That looks sooo nice! I too am awaiting the Fedora Release but I just wish that they would wait to include a stable version of GNOME 2.14
    In all likelihood they will ship with RC1 and then release 2.14 as an update - remember that redhat develops large parts of GNOME so they know what they are doing.
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    Lovey i thought you HATED evolution?

    Im not convinced about Fedora anymore...you couldnt have the wrong combination of repos or youd risk screwing up your install. That just left a bad taste in my mouth....granted, I also use SuSe so that weakens my argument just a little.

    Im open to checking this out once it goes Final.

    Does it have any advantages over the current Linux darling....Ubuntu ?
    I was standing in the park wondering why Frisbees got bigger as they get closer. Then it hit me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coltrane
    Lovey i thought you HATED evolution?

    Im not convinced about Fedora anymore...you couldnt have the wrong combination of repos or youd risk screwing up your install. That just left a bad taste in my mouth....granted, I also use SuSe so that weakens my argument just a little.

    Im open to checking this out once it goes Final.

    Does it have any advantages over the current Linux darling....Ubuntu ?
    I'm tempted to say.. it's not broken, it leaves your root user intact and the proactive security is topnotch (has a recorded rate of invalidating 46% of all flaws detected in the system just by those deployment - great for your safety). Oh and it's not the color of **** out of the box. The platform it's built on isn't propritary like Launchpad.net is which means something to me personally.

    As for your repo argument, Fedora Extras has everything you need for the most part so that just works out of the box (much like universe in ubuntu really but the spec quality is much higher).

    I do hate Evolution, however nothing sucks less than it currently.
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


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    Lovechild, that would be awesome. I saw that GNOME 2.14 is scheduled to release on March 15th and so is FC5, so it doesn't conflict with the testing, etc. or would GNOME be released as an update (which I highly doubt) ?
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