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There's been no announcement on the mailing list yet, but the homepage for Fedora states in so much that Fedora 8 is now available, and provides links to torrents & mirrors

 

Edit, it's official now, I just received the announcement:

 

(To the tune of Michael Jackson's "Thriller")

 

It's close to midnight and something cool is coming through the "tubes"

It's looking real tight, a distro for the experts and the n00bs

With Live CDs* so you can try it out before installing

Or DVDs so you can have the packages you choose

No way to lose

 

'Cause it's Fedora, Fedora 8

We'd love to have you join us and together we'll be great

Using Fedora, Fedora 8

Just click the link and rescue your computer's future today

 

Hotplugging speakers, you realize PulseAudio is sweet

You feel the power of kernel 2.6.23

You close your eyes but then you can't see all the gorgeous artwork

You want online? New NetworkManager helps you explore

And try out BigBoard

 

'Cause it's Fedora, Fedora 8

This is the leading edge of free and open source today

You've got Fedora, Fedora 8

A brand-new shiny desktop with the latest, greatest awaits

 

(BRIDGE)

Now firewalls, you will find, are a ball to configurate

Virtual hosts you can manage the most secure way

(It makes your day)

Now you can authenticate

 

They're out to get you, security enhancements stop them cold

You want your codecs? Codeina is the legal way to go

We've got the spins -- developers, electronics, and gaming

And that's not all, we wanted to make sure your Java's free

So we've got IcedTea

 

Inside Fedora, Fedora 8

We promise Number 9 is no more than six months away, world

Fedora, Fedora 8

So get aboard the torrent, share Fedora, score a new Fedora, by next May

'Cause it's Fedora, Fedora 8

You get to keep both pieces anytime that something breaks, girl

Fedora, Fedora 8

If only Vincent Price could read this killer filler:

 

"Werewolf" moves across the land

Router meltdowns close at hand

Sysadmins in search of blood

For those who caused this bandwidth flood

And whosoever took the risk

But failed to make an extra disc

Must face the Bastard Op from Hell

And lose his access to the shell

 

The best of Linux now is here

To kill the FUD and strike with fear

The hearts of those who steal your rights

And hide their code far from your sight

Closed source takes away what's yours

But you'll never shake the horror

Until you taste the freedom and

The power of FEDORA!

 

[*Note: Some Live images are actually too big for CDs and require DVDs

or USB storage for use. Refer to

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins for more information.]

 

 

= WANT FEDORA? GET FEDORA! =

 

To get Fedora, visit:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

 

= WHAT'S NEW? =

 

To read about all the latest changes, visit:

ttp://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/

 

For a summary, visit:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/8/ReleaseSummary

 

= JOIN US! =

 

To find ways you can help and participate, visit:

http://fedoraproject.org/join-fedora

 

 

*) This mail was brought to you by the Fedora Docs team.

 

--

Jesse Keating

Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

 

EDIT fixed broken links, my bad :lol2:

Edited by Reiver_Fluffi

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so far i've not been blown away by it. i liked fedora 7 a lot more. but this is new, and they'll fix the problems.

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I am just running the F8 Live cd, the Gnome one, it's quite nice, snappy to.

 

That window decoration is fugly!

 

Yeah, the default one, I guess it is a bit, but beauty is in the eye of the . . . and all that. I always bring my own anyway, Glossy+Lush FTW, don't know why they don't have Lush in there from default, but never mind.

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I'm planning on installing Fedora 8 on several systems this weekend. But I've been testing the Test-versions from day 1. Are there already some people who got codec-buddy to work? Just a bit curious. I couldn't seem to get it working in any of the Test-releases.

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iphitus, I am sorry that the general concensus does not meet your approval :P

 

Pretty common actually.

 

I think the fedora modified tango icons are gorgeous, I nicked em from fedora 7 and have been using them under Arch for months now. The gtk is nice and tidy. But that window theme....

 

For a start, look at the corners, rounded corners in metacity are a big no no, they generally look terrible. Secondly, the close button is pushed a ridiculous amount to the left, however the menu on the opposite end isnt. This results in an inconsistent and unbalanced appearance. Also is annoying, for me habit is to go to the far top-right corner to close an application, where the close button typically is, however this one is just... pointlessly shifted. The colour, I think it's terrible, but that's more personal choice an anything. And finally, it simply doesnt look professional.

 

James

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Every criticism you made is either a matter of your personal choice or unjustified, I do not see how that translates to common opinion. If it were common opinion were that round edges were "generally terrible" then why are there so many, and that some are popular? You criticise the button placement, saying that it is inconsistent, inconsistent with what? Other themes? What was wrong with innovation and orgininality (although not necessarily pure in this case)? You remark that the appearance was unbalanced, sorry but by virtue of the fact that there is one button on one side, and three on the other, it is natural for metacity themes to be unbalanced!

 

It might not be the best theme in the world, but it doesn't merit it being described with one derogatory word.

 

JMHO

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I have to agree with Iphitus. The window theme looks like crap, at the very least.

Oh, and I'm also using a modded Tango icon theme on my default desktop (Kdemod under Arch Linux).

Edited by scarecrow

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Every criticism you made is either a matter of your personal choice or unjustified, I do not see how that translates to common opinion.

 

and it's just my humble opinion too :) As for me calling saying it's a "common opinion" -- i meant that I have seen it expressed in many places by other people.

 

Though I don't see how that theme is "innovative"

 

James

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and it's just my humble opinion too :) As for me calling saying it's a "common opinion" -- i meant that I have seen it expressed in many places by other people.

 

Though I don't see how that theme is "innovative"

 

James

 

note:

(although not necessarily pure in this case)

 

In the context of originality and innovation.

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I don't like the window theme either and use Glossy + Fedora Icons and I think it looks much better, imho. I like the backgrounds too.

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