On Feb 28, 2008, at 6:40 PM, Andrew Farris wrote:
Leon Stringer wrote:
> Apologies if I'm being a bit dim here. I've got various Fedora
> systems and have just wasted time trying to install packages on the
> wrong version (I was tired!).
> But then I thought, how does a user determine what version of
> Fedora they're using? If I do System->About Fedora I get
> explanatory text but nothing about the version.
> I know advanced users can do uname or query package versions but
> there should be an easy/obvious way. People writing the About text
> for Fedora 9, please take note. (Or just change the menu item text
> to "About Fedora 9").
This is a very good point. I suggest you take the idea and file an
RFE bug against the component 'fedora-release-notes', this is that
package that supplies the 'About Fedora' system menu item (/usr/
A user should not need to cat /etd/redhat-release to find out what
version of their desktop OS they have, adding just the release
number after About Fedora would be a nice touch.
Around F7, we wrote an "About this computer" app called 'system-
summary'. It's available in the repos for F8 and rawhide. It gives:
1) Distro version,
2) kernel version,
3) CPU type and count,
4) RAM size, and
5) Smolt ID.
Here's a screenshot:
Maybe we should try to get it included in the System menu by default?
 Okay, mostly jbowes, but I helped! Kinda!