I was tempted to run with the Fedora 13 Alpha, but just found out this morning that Fedora 13 Beta RC1 is publicly available. Fedora 11 was still treating me fine. But I was curious to see the changes, so I ran a complete re-image of my machine. What did I find?
The installation looked good and went smooth. Still doesn't support wlan authentication during install :( [caption id="attachment_696” align="aligncenter” width="300” caption="And it begins.."][/caption] The installation lasted about 45 minutes start to finish. Ahhhh After the install the CD drive kicked open, and the screen slowly died, fading from color to black very slowly. It stayed totally black for several minutes before I restarted. That did not seem to be one of the issues listed on the known errors page, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F13_bugs, so I will need to report that.
Looks good! [caption id="attachment_713” align="aligncenter” width="300” caption="New Kicker panel looks, lots of translucence”][/caption] [caption id="attachment_716” align="aligncenter” width="300” caption="Now with Translucent Desktop Cube”][/caption]
KDE 4, updated KNetwork Applet and hardware management look promising.
Although my Fedora 11 install went nicely, I still had to finagle things to get the video card performing and get any sound or video through my hdmi. I hoped that Fedora 13 would bring better hardware support for laptops. Sound - Check. Webcam - Check. HDMI -
Still a bit of concerns, my fan control seems to be running high, and the hdmi sound does not work,, video takes some tinkering.