Fedora 13 (“Goddard”) was released today.
I wouldn’t normally go upgrading my OS to the latest on the day of release, but frankly anyone who runs Fedora is an early adopter by definition.
I started by upgrading two unimportant Fedora 12 virtual machines at work using
preupgrade. One went smoothly but the other failed because the
/boot partition was too full. I cleared out all old kernels and tried again, with success. Each upgrade took less than an hour, I think, but I wasn’t really paying attention.
After brief testing to make sure all the important stuff had upgraded properly, I upgraded my work desktop PC, my home PC and my laptop too. They were all on Fedora 12 and the upgrades went without a hitch. I’m very impressed.
Massive thanks and kudos are due to the Fedora team for working so hard to get this release out and for providing such an easy upgrade path. I look forward to getting stuck into the new features of this release in time.
My next task is to upgrade my home server, which is currently running Fedora 11. Updates for Fedora (N-2) are only available for one month after the release of Fedora N, so time is now of the essence if I wish to keep my server secure. Unfortunately the reason I’m still on 11 is because the upgrade to 12 failed and I wasn’t able to get it working. I will probably take this opportunity to do a complete wipe and reinstall (scary!). Then I can also migrate from
i386 architecture to
Watch this space!