Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:25 UTC, submitted by RJop
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Test 4 is for beta users." Announcement and release notes here. Update: Screenshots.
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RE: fedora lost its "appeal"
by Maners on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:54 UTC in reply to "fedora lost its "appeal""
Maners
Member since:
2005-07-26

Contrary here. If you want to check the latest and greatest (not necessarily stable) in OSS then Fedora is a great choice. Fedora's purpose is mainly to develop and test drive newest technologies which range from desktop usablity tools for newbies to server tools/services e.g. Directory Server, GFS, new Wifi stack etc. I still find it stable enough to install and configure (mp3, flash, dvd etc) it for all of my friends desktops as a Windwos replacement.

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RE[2]: fedora lost its "appeal"
by miscz on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:11 in reply to "RE: fedora lost its "appeal""
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Most of us IMO just want a working OS. I couldn't care less about edgy Linux distro that just isn't stable enough for desktop or server. I don't want to be a beta (or alpha) tester for Red Hat :/

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Maners Member since:
2005-07-26

Then use CentOS, Ubuntu, Suse or any other stable/user-centric distro. This is OSS we're talking about here, so nobody forces you to use Fedora - it just provides the possibility to get in touch with bleeding edge technologies and also learn a lot about development process and future of FLOSS if you follow the mailing lists that are publicly accessible.

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RE[4]: fedora lost its "appeal"
by buff on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:46 in reply to "RE[2]: fedora lost its "appeal""
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

Pah-leeze... I have been using Fedora 6 to do all my work on and it works great. I am using Fedora Test 7 to write this on. No problems so far. It looks great and it is working nicely. I also have MySQL, PHP and Apache web server running in the background for testing. All the servers are running smoothly.

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sdodson Member since:
2007-01-06

I don't want to be a beta (or alpha) tester for Red Hat


Then use windows. Any user of Linux is a tester for Red Hat as their product is derived from community contributions of all. Welcome to OSS, enjoy your stay.

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shadowhand Member since:
2005-07-06

And if you want the latest and greatest and STABLE in OSS, then use Arch Linux. AND you don't have to struggle in the slightest with mp3, flash, dvd, etc.

I must say the new Fedora look has gone downhill from FC6. I loved the helix logo, but the new balloon/cloud style feels pretty blah.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Arch linux is amateuristic crapware

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

I must say the new Fedora look has gone downhill from FC6. I loved the helix logo, but the new balloon/cloud style feels pretty blah.


Yeah, the best reason to not use a distro is its default wallpaper. ;)
The Helix thing was a bit on the dark side, though.
The balloon thing is bright, people will like it.

If you try and change your wallpaper though, you'll find some of the same old stuff that has been in there since FC5 or older, as far as I know. The green meadow, the stone bird, you name it (I know, it's a bit unexciting). ;)

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