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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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Fedora rocks
by chocobanana on Thu 26th Apr 2007 21:51 UTC
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2006-01-04

SELinux, native firewall configuration UI, real kernel updates, good availability of packages.

Put simply, since FC5 I never had any stability problems. My only problem with Fedora is definitely boot time. It's snail slow at best. I hope they improve boot times.

Package management is also no more of a issue to me - YUM is now fast and reliable on the command line, though the graphical management for it still sucks because it doesn't give proper feedback when managing big transactions - another area for improvement, though not crucial IMO.

I'm currently testing Ubuntu 7.04 and I can only say that the only thing better than Fedora is boot time - it's at minimal decent speed. Other than that, Ubuntu is not for me. I really want to put emphasis on boot time, since I and others can't get suspend working properly on my laptop and I hate to leave it on (think about wasted energy and global warming).

By the way, to those who call Fedora the RH guinea pig, let me just say that I don't understand why think like this when RH is actually good for the OSS community (lots of contributions) and is actually a decent company that is a reference in how to make proper business out of Open Source. You even have CentOS and other examples that show we're not exactly dealing with evil here.

As for Ubuntu, though it's not my prefered distro, I can't say more than congratulate the project for advancing Linux into user friendliness and novice accessibility!

Now, I can't wait for Fedora 7 to come out and put my hands on it - I can say with confidence that after messing with other mainstream distros (Suse, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Zenwalk, Vector) Fedora is and will be my distro of choice.

Good luck and good work for all the Fedora developers!

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RE: Fedora rocks
by Lunitik on Fri 27th Apr 2007 01:00 in reply to "Fedora rocks"
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2005-08-07

My thoughts exactly, really.

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RE[2]: Fedora rocks
by wibbit on Fri 27th Apr 2007 07:29 in reply to "Fedora rocks"
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2006-03-22

I really want to put emphasis on boot time, since I and others can't get suspend working properly on my laptop and I hate to leave it on (think about wasted energy and global warming).

Can I strongly suggest reading this post from Dave Jones (RH/FC kernel Maintainer, well one of two).

He's talking specifically about suspend problems, and requesting feedback/input.

http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/77250.html

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RE: Fedora rocks
by hamster on Fri 27th Apr 2007 12:42 in reply to "Fedora rocks"
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2006-10-06

"By the way, to those who call Fedora the RH guinea pig, let me just say that I don't understand why think like this when RH is actually good for the OSS community (lots of contributions) and is actually a decent company that is a reference in how to make proper business out of Open Source."

Now i only ask because i don't know not to start anything. But what did RH bring to the table for oss as a whole and not just linux?

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RE[2]: Fedora rocks
by chocobanana on Fri 27th Apr 2007 13:10 in reply to "RE: Fedora rocks"
chocobanana Member since:
2006-01-04

Here: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2006/01/red_hat_t...

It basically shows how to make an IT company survive from Open Source in a capitalist world. What do you get from it as a non customer or non affiliate to Red Hat? You get their contributions to the Linux Kernel and other OSS projects.

Now it's easy to flame Red Hat by saying it's all about interests, but IMMO (In My Moderate Opinion) who doesn't has interests? People always have interests. Wanting a free world is an interest for example.

Where Red Hat really shines is in how to make business out of sharing their work. And ultimately everybody wins because you benefit from it, either directly (from Fedora) or indirectly (i.e. from the Linux Kernel).

This is one motivating agent for me to keep using Fedora.

Now, if you care about corporate ethics and their relation with companies related to OSS (Novell, Mandriva, Linspire, even Ubuntu) I invite you to take investigate about how they work, what they give and what they take back. I won't even talk about Microsuffer here - the most obvious opposite of Red Hat.

Thanks

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