Upgrade to Fedora 10

Brief recap…

I run a Dell Latitude D630. I run an Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.0 GHz. The laptop has 4 GB of RAM and a 120 GB hard disk. I’ve been running Fedora 9 since I got the laptop and have been very pleased. I was fairly enamored at the idea of running Openoffice.org v. 3.0. So, at the announcement of Fedora 10, I was ready to upgrade.

I issued the

sudo yum install fedora-release

command and the rpm (and documentation) for the upgrades to Fedora 10 were installed. As soon as I issued the

sudo yum upgrade

command, I was greeted a LARGE amount of packages to be updated. 959 to be exact, for my system. Those 959 packages to be updated totaled to approximately 1.3 GB. These included Openoffice.org version 3.0, Firefox 3.0.4, and others.

The new kernel version is 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 and seems to be working great. I had to reinstall the nVidia driver in Linux, but afterwards everything works great. Especially wireless.

So far, I’m fairly impressed. Fedora 10 doesn’t seem to be full of jaw-dropping changes. This is fairly odd for a cutting-edge distro, but perhaps not fairly odd for a stable one. I hope it continues to work out.

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