2nd of November Fedora 14 Laughlin had been officially released! I adore Fedora, Red Hat’s community Linux distribution very much. My machines and server are using it. But, many users said that it’s not a Linux for beginners. I don’t really agree with that statement. Nowadays, most Linux distributions and the newest version of Fedora, Fedora 14 Laughlin, is very easy to use as well. All features are almost the same, if you explore more and gets use to it.
I had a post about Fedora 14 Laughlin new features and stuff. However, I would like to test see what the latest and greatest Fedora could do personally. So I put it on my reliable laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1501 which is using Fedora 13 ever since. This 2007-vintage notebook is powered by a 1.8GHz AMD Turion 64 x2 processor and has 2GBs of RAM. So i decided today to upgrade it into the latest Fedora 14.
Normally, i will recommend users to backup anything which is important first then only upgrade it. All my working files are stored in my external hard drive. I had no obligation to backup. The upgrade was successful, it took me about 5 hours time to download the latest released and upgrading it. Well, i must say it was a success blast off.
In addition, all of my applications and files was untouchable. Nothing had been deleted. My VirtualBox, Oracle’s desktop virtualization program, Jupiter, Ailurus, OpenOffice, SeLinux, Firefox 4 was in its usual behaviour. Music, videos and everything was same as always. Oh, I’m using gnome shell, and it turned out great. The upgrades was successful too. I’m using the all new gnome shell now. Once it was up, Fedora 14 basically worked fine.
There are also two new applications that Fedora 14 shipped with. These are Clementine, an easy-to-use music player and manager and Gnome Gmail, a GMail GNOME desktop client. I do not had both applications installed, that why the upgrades does not included both applications.
Lastly, I very happy with the upgrades. How about you?