Review: Red Hat Fedora 15

By Dave Bailey 07 Jun 2011
Red Hat Fedora logo Verdict: Version 15 of Red Hat's community project Linux distribution Fedora showed great stability, and it was simple to add applications onto the platform. We had no problem with hardware drivers and the new GNOME 3 GUI was easy to use, even though initially we did seem to be blundering about. Fedora would suit corporate road warriors who would like a combined Fedora-Windows dual-boot system (in case of OS failure), or anybody interested enough to see how far Linux has advanced compared to Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Support for each Fedora version is limited to 13 months, so corporates would not roll Fedora out except to expert users. In any case, there's Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) available, which eventually gets to use features that have cut their teeth in Fedora.
Overall Rating: four star
Price: £ Free Manufacturer: Fedora Project
Pros: Faster startup and shutdown than previous Fedora; cleaner desktop with Gnome 3 GUI. Cons: Gnome 3 GUI could be a step too far for Fedora users of earlier Gnome versions.
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