Fedora 22 released with GCC5, Kernel 4.0 and more

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Now that Fedora 22(f22) has been released officially, we can all run the latest kernel version i.e, v4.0.4 which is present there by default. This particular post is intended to spread some light over the changes during the transition from fedora 21(f21) to 22. The following points are explained from my experience with the latest version after up-gradation. When version 21 was released, I followed the fedup procedure. Since the up-gradation was successful, I decided to do fedup for version 22 too and it doesn’t disappoint me in any aspect. In fact at first attempt it complained about the lack of disk space on my laptop and I had to do a massive clean-up to recover some free space. I wonder why it requires too much of disk space. Post installation steps were really helpful in building the rpm database so that future errors can be avoided.

DNF or YUM: Do they differ?
I would say no for this question because I couldn’t find any major difference. They could have announced that we are renaming yum to dnf. Instead they made dnf as an advanced yum and for an end-user its pretty much the same thing. One important thing to notice here is that its super fast in resolving the dependencies and parallel downloading of packages. I really loved this improvement as it took more time for yum previously. Being said that, dnf is not Continue reading

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SteamOS 1.0 Beta (Alchemist) Released

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SteamOS is an Operating System, which is developed based on Linux Kernel. Valve Corporation developed SteamOS and released its first version on December 13. SteamOS is designed primarily for playing video games. Users will be able to stream games from their Windows or Mac computers to one running SteamOS. Since SteamOS is designed for playing games it will not have many built-in functions beyond web browsing and playing games; for example there is no file manager or image viewer. Though the OS does not, in its current form, support streaming services, Valve is in talks with streaming companies to bring the feature to SteamOS.

Valve explains that SteamOS is a fork of Debian 7.1. The 1.0 release is nicknamed “alchemist” and the main tweaks introduced by Valve involve Continue reading