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Fedora 15 & GNOME3, initial impression

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So I upgraded my machine to Fedora 15 last night using preupgrade, and spent hours in trying to clean up my /home from ancient stuff since way back to Fedora 5 as they were causing weird issues.

To those who are wondering: No, Fedora 15 beta is not out yet, its still in late alpha. Beta should be released in few weeks time, but I'm too excited to wait Tongue. Check out the Fedora 15 schedule for details on release dates.

Upgrade experience

The first several tries to upgrade using preupgrade failed with a "no more mirrors to try" error. After some debugging I found out that preupgrade-1.1.8 was trying to download images/stage2.img, which apparently, no longer around in Fedora 15. Grabbed preupgrade-1.1.9 from koji and the upgrade goes perfectly without issues.

First boot




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