Upgraded to Fedora Core 5

March 20, 2006

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As scheduled by Fedora team, on 15th of March, Fedora Core 5 is officially released today on 20th because

While unfortunate in some ways, this gives us the opportunity to pull in the final GNOME 2.14 tarballs which should be available on Monday assuming the changes are suitably minor.

Jeremy (fedora-maintainer)

I download the dvd iso, burnt it on the dvd and upgraded from Core 4 to Core 5. It upgraded like a dream, without even a single glitch. It took less than 8 steps for me to upgrade.

  1. Popped in the DVD
  2. Rebooted
  3. Anaconda Loaded
  4. Skipped the Media Check
  5. Selected the Language and Locale
  6. Selected Upgrade (It automatically detected the current install)
  7. Clicked a few Next buttons.

Upgradation took me nearly 25 minutes on my 3.2 P4 HT with 1 Gig of memory. I am still playing with it. So far so good. Its got better hardware support than Core 4 because Core 4 was not able to install my Brother MFC and I was too lazy to get the driver from the vendor. Core 5 automatically detected it and installed in a minute.

Here is a screen shot of the Fedora Core 5 desktop.

Fedore Core 5 - Screenshot

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