Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2007 10:20 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Fedora Core "Fedora Core 6 was released on October 24, 2006 and scheduled to come out a half-year later is the seventh major release for the Fedora Project. However, unlike Yarrow, Tettnang, Heidelberg, Stentz, Bordeaux, and Zod, Fedora 7 is shaping up to be the most ambitious release yet. With all the work and reform going into Fedora 7 it poses the question, will Fedora 7 be Linux's knight in shining armor?"
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RE[2]: RE: *buntu?
by Tsuroerusu on Wed 17th Jan 2007 14:36 UTC in reply to "RE: RE: *buntu?"
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2006-12-17

"Well, so is Ubuntu. I would be interested in seeing what packages in one of the standard *buntu releases is not FOSS."

A default installation of Ubuntu includes the linux-restricted-modules packages, which includes a shitload of proprietary drivers. Everything from weird-ass ISDN and DSL drivers, non-free wireless drivers (The Madwifi driver for example), the kernel parts of the ATi and NVIDIA drivers. That package also includes binary-only firmware.

You can see the complete contents of the linux-restricted-modules packages here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?searchmode=fi...

(Yes, I am aware that Fedora 7 will add proprietary firmware)

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