I’ve upgraded my laptop to Fedora 12. I know, that wasn’t the smartest move, since the conference which I am attending is not over yet. But I just couldn’t wait.
The upgrade process was as simple as:
- Open up the terminal, switch to root user, and run “preupgrade“.
- Select Fedora 12 from the list of available options and click Next.
- Watch the downloads in progress. Or, as I did, go and have a few beers and socialize.
- When you are back from the beers, before you crash into bed, click the Next button for the installation to start.
- Go to sleep.
- Wake up to a shiny Fedora 12 distribution on your computer.
The only thing that got me worried for a second was that after the laptop rebooted into Fedora 12, for some reason the resolution of the screen went down to 800×600 or something like that. But all I had to do was login into Gnome, navigate to System / Administration / Display and switch resolution back to what it was before the upgrade.
I didn’t have much time to explore things yet, just read through release notes and features list. However things do look to be faster and more polished. I’ll have to use it for a few days to know for sure.