Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10

It seems like Ubuntu dropped Gnome shell and replaced it with Unity. Oneiric Ocelot will be shipped with Unity as default. But they say it will be much more improved.
Also heard a rumor that Fedora 16 will be shipped with unity.
Oneiric Ocelot will be powered using Linux Kernel 3.0 final
Other changes are improved application switcher, smoother compiz grid plugin and software center also got some improvements.
Screen Shots

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fedora 16 : Switching from ext3 to Btrfs

There is news that the upcoming Fedora 16 will be shipped with a brand new unstable file system called Btrfs as DEFAULT. The Btrfs is not yet stable according to wikipedia.
But surely it will be a star to the crown of F16 like Gnome 3 of F15. The new FS is rich in features.
No need to worry about the current data in ext3 or ext4 filesystem. They can be easily mounted as Btrfs with write support.
The Btrfs is revolutionary because most of the disk management operations can be done online ie you dont need to unmount a partition to perform a resize or creation of new partition.