Yes its that time again where I road test a Beta Release of Fedora!
First I want to talk about the codename “Beefy Miracle” and I must say I didn’t like the name at first. But now it has kind of grown on me a bit. It may be because of what I found when testing it.
Lets start with my review!
I noticed straight away when booting that Grub now shows “Advanced Boot Options for Fedora” this is an awesome idea. It hides away recovery mode simply making grub appear clean and more user friendly.
The Wallpaper is a perfect example of what fedora is supposed to be. Simple yet stunning!
I plugged my USB Drive into the laptop I’m testing on to get the screenshot. I noticed that my USB Drive was no longer mounted in ‘/media’ instead I found it in ‘/run/media/affix’ I think this is a good idea as the world slowly moved into the cloud. I think its a good idea as with tools like spice where fedora and other distributions can be run on thin clients each user can have its own mounted devices on the host.
The Simple Things
Right down to the Scroll Bars fedora has been designed with the user experience in mind.
Featuring Gnome-Shell version 3.4.1 fedora has become more stable since version 16. I noticed a massive performance boost on this laptop than when I was running F16. My trackpad also performs actions more smoothly than with any other distro I have tried on this laptop.
I believe if F17 was released today as a file release it would be accepted. However there are a few niggling issues that will be corrected before the final release.